Fans, celebrities and footballers Hughton tweets

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Chris Hughton is the new manager of Norwich City Photo: ITV Anglia

Celebrities, footballers and fans have taken to the social-networking site Twitter in light of Norwich City Football Club unveiling Chris Hughton as the new manager.

Hughton has left Birmingham City to fill the vacant managerial position left by Paul Lambert after his departure to Aston Villa.

Lord Alan Sugar tweeted his thoughts just before the news was announced:

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Norwich City to announce Chris Hughton as their new manager.Well done Chris very nice fellow from my Spurs days

Television and Sports Presenter's Simon Thomas and Jake Humphrey both grew up in Norfolk. They are also supporters of Norwich City, and think it's a great appointment for the club:

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Message for #ncfc fans. On plane with Mark Bright he says Hughton would be a 'great' appointment, is well respected and players 'love him'.

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Delighted with Chris Hughton's appointment & equally pleased with the swiftness of the board in getting a new man in. @norwichcityfc #OTBC

A 'very wise appointment" - the thoughts of former footballer Gary Lineker:

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Very wise appointment by Norwich City. Chris Hughton played a huge part in Newcastle's rise, and was doing a good job at Birmingham

Throughout the week, many Birmingham City fans took to the social-networking site to express their sadness at news of Hughton's possible departure:

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norwich have gained a fantastic manager in chris hughton! time for a big shake up at blues! #BCFC #NCFC

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Really hope he succeeds at #Norwich. If he carries on like he is, he'll be targeted by bigger fish again before he knows it.

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Chris Hughton gave me the best season of my life so far following Blues, and he deserves Premier League football. Good luck to him & Norwich

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Not a bad word to say about Chris Hughton leaving us for Norwich.. Deserves Premier League football.. All the best Chris, good luck.. KRO

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Chris Hughton to Norwich... Such a shame he's leaving the blooze. Even worse that it's directly linked to us getting Lambert.

Norwich City fans have also flooded the social-networking site with tweets, and at one point the search term: #ChrisHughton was trending on Twitter:

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Happy with Hughton - first choice last year when Lambert may have gone and first choice this year! Well done David McNally! #NCFC #OTBC

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Pleased with new manager - we welcome u chris hughton 2 NCFC!!! #foreverayellow!! #OTBC xxx

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