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Norwich sack manager Hughton

Norwich sack manager Hughton

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Norwich have sacked manager Chris Hughton and replaced him with youth coach Neil Adams. The Canaries were beaten 1-0 by West Brom on Saturday and are five points clear of the relegation zone with five games remaining. They are still to play Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal. A Norwich statement said: (external) “The decision has been taken to give the club the maximum chance of survival.” Former Newcastle and Birmingham boss Hughton, 55, guided the Canaries to 11th in the Premier League last season. But they have lost four of their last six league games and have scored just 26 goals all season, despite spending heavily on Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper in the summer. Sections of home fans chanted ‘we want Hughton out’ during the West Brom defeat, but after the match Hughton insisted he was confident of an improvement in form.

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