Chris Hughton will always be a Geordie
He arrived at St James' Park as some bloke who used to play for the Cockneys with Spurs but left as an adopted Geordie.
Chris Hughton gave the Geordies their pride back after relegation, the Championship title, the 5-1 win over Sunderland, the win at Arsenal and a treasure trove of memories.
He should be remembered as the man who bought back dignity to Newcastle United. A song that became an anthem of the Championship title win.
Chris Hughton deserved better than this. But he'll never have to buy a drink in Newcastle again.
Chris Hughton we salute you!