As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Newcastle boss Hughton backing Butt for management

Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton can see Nicky Butt eventually moving into management.

Hughton is tipping Butt to follow Manchester United teammates Mark Hughes and Steve Bruce into coaching.

He said: "There are some players that go into management but generally they fall into management from wanting to still be involved in the game. Nicky has all the attributes, but he has to have the desire to want to do that. He is very knowledgeable. He earns respect in the changing room not only for what he has done but how he conducts himself now.

"You only have to watch Nicky train to know why he is still so strong at his age. He is a very tough individual.

"He was with a real tough group of players, the Nevilles, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, players who are still going. His background at United has enabled us to see what he is like every day in training."



Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free