Norwich City sack Chris Hughton after West Brom defeat

Norwich City sack Chris Hughton following a 1-0 loss to West Brom on Saturday

Norwich City have sacked manager Chris Hughton and appointed youth coach Neil Adams as new Canaries boss for their remaining five Premier League games.

Norwich are five points above the relegation zone after a 1-0 loss to fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion at Carrow Road on Saturday.

A Norwich statement read: “The decision has been taken to give the club the maximum chance of survival.”

Hughton was appointed as Norwich manager in 2011, leading the Canaries to survival during his two full seasons in charge of the midlands club.

Norwich have appointed youth team coach Adams as Hughton’s successor for their remaining games against Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

“People know what this club means to me, and so it goes without saying that we will be doing everything possible to ensure that we maintain our top-flight status for next season.

“These final five games will be a huge test for us, and everyone must step up to the mark. But with the full backing of these magnificent Norwich supporters we will have every chance of achieving our objective.”

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