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Birmingham City statement on Hughton departure

"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."

– Peter Pannu, Birmingham City Acting Chairman

Paul Lambert resignation confirmed

Norwich City has released a statement on its website confirming Paul Lambert has handed in his resignation - but the club says it has not accepted it.

The Club regrets to confirm that Paul Lambert has offered his resignation from his position as Norwich City Manager.

"We have fought hard to keep Paul at Norwich City and have not accepted his resignation whilst discussions with another club are taking place. However, whatever happens, we want to place on record our sincere gratitude for everything Paul has done for the Club over the last three fantastic seasons."

– Norwich City Football Club

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