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Hughton: "Speaking to Holt is a priority"

New Norwich City manager sporting a canary yellow tie Photo: ITV Anglia

New Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has been speaking at the Carrow Road press conference, sporting a canary yellow tie in light of his new role.

Speaking to the media, Hughton said he has always had a good relationship with Norwich and as soon as he got the call, he was "very excited."

The former Birmingham boss said he was sad to leave the Blues, but that he was looking forward to challenge ahead.

Today, Hughton has received lots of messages of support from former colleagues, including from Newcastle.

He's acknowledged that Paul Lambert achieved great things for Norwich City, describing his work as "a hard act to follow" but that he is "relishing the challenge."

Hughton has said that he wants to bring progress and stability to Carrow Road, and that bringing new players into the squad was not his top priority at this moment in time. He also mentioned how the current squad are strong and have done "great things."

The new boss said speaking to Grant Holt will be a priority, adding how "any manager would want to keep a player of his quality." Hughton said he was very conscious of what Holt means to the fans and club.

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