Norwich prepare for crunch relegation clash

Former Norwich City boss Chris Hughton says that he is "immensely proud" to have managed the club, but admits that he is disappointed to have not been given the chance to see the season out.

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The task ahead for the new Norwich manager

Former Canaries player Neil Adams has been appointed Norwich City manager Credit: PA

Neil Adams will be thrown in at the deep end with the task of guiding Norwich through a perilous run-in after replacing the sacked Chris Hughton on Sunday night.

The 48-year-old Adams steps up from Under-18s coach, charged with keeping the Canaries out of the bottom three in a final month of the campaign which will see them face Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal in succession.

Before then, Norwich travel to Fulham next Saturday, an opportunity to increase their cushion over the bottom three to eight points or a match which could see it shrink to two to leave them on the brink.

Adams was named first team manager by Norwich after they sacked Hughton and his backroom staff on the back of consecutive defeats, the latter a particularly disappointing 1-0 home loss to fellow strugglers West Brom on Saturday.

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Hughton sacked: Canaries appoint Neil Adams as interim boss

Norwich have sacked Chris Hughton and his backroom staff after Saturday's defeat at home to West Brom.

Saturday's 1-0 home loss to fellow strugglers Albion proved the final straw for the Norwich board.

The Canaries announced their youth coach Neil Adams has been named first-team manager.

"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."

– Club statement
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