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Hughton confirmed as Norwich boss

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

Chris Hughton has been named as the new manager of Norwich City Football Club. Three members of his backroom staff will follow.

Earlier this week, Birmingham City gave permission for the Canaries to speak to Chris Hughton over the vacant manager's position at Carrow Road.

Norwich City have been without a manager since Paul Lambert left the club for Aston Villa.

A statement on the Birmingham City FC website today stated:

We'd like to thank Chris and his team for their efforts over the last 12 months and they leave with our best wishes.

"Chris is a great man and a proven manager and we didn't want to stand in his way when Norwich made an approach with the offer of a top flight managerial position.

"We will now actively seek a new coaching team to build on the good work done during the 2011/12 season."

– Acting chairman Peter Pannu, Birmingham City Football Club

Norwich City embarked on - what they called - a 'Europe-wide' hunt for a new boss following the departure of Paul Lambert.

Birmingham City confirmed that a compensation package has been agreed with Norwich City to take Chris Hughton and three members of his backroom staff to Carrow Road: assistant manager Colin Calderwood, first-team coach Paul Trollope and chief scout Ewan Chester.

Chris Hughton guided Birmingham City to the group stages of the Europa League, despite the fact they were playing in the Championship, and narrowly-missed out on promotion to the Premier League this season.

Norwich City isn't the only Premier League club Hughton will have worked with. As Paul Lambert did for the Canaries, Hughton helped Newcastle United win promotion from the Championship, finishing 12th in his first full-season with the Magpies.

He was controversially sacked the following season, with the club 11th in the Premier league. This surprised fans and many players were angry at the decision.

Chris Hughton replaced Alex McLeish as Birmingham boss in June 2011.

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