Chris Hughton sacked by Norwich City with six games to go
Canaries decide to replace Hughton with Neil Adams for remainder of season following 1-0 defeat at home to West Brom
April 6th, 2014
Chris Hughton has apparently been a manager under pressure for much of the season, although it seemed that he was going to last the season at Carrow Road before the board today decided to part company with the 55-year-old.
Hughton has paid the price for four defeats in the past six Premier League games and Saturday’s 1-0 home reverse against West Brom means that Norwich are perched in 17th place and five points above the relegation zone.
Youth team coach Neil Adams has immediately been installed in charge of the first team between now and the end of the season, with the club announcing on Sunday evening that Hughton had left the East Anglian club with immediate effect.
A club statement read “Norwich City can confirm Chris Hughton, Colin Calderwood and Paul Trollope have parted company with the club with immediate effect – and former Canary winger and FA Youth Cup-winning coach Neil Adams has been appointed as First Team Manager.
The Norwich City board has taken the decision to give the Club the maximum chance to secure the points required between now and the end of the season to ensure retention of our Barclays Premier League status.
The club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Chris Hughton, Colin Calderwood and Paul Trollope for all of their hard work on behalf of the club since they took over in June 2012.
Chris’ achievement in guiding City to an 11th-place finish in the Premier League last season was an excellent one and he has represented the club with dignity throughout his tenure.
However the recent run of four defeats in our last six Premier League games and six consecutive away league defeats, left the club with no choice but to act, with five games still to play in the current campaign.”