Chris Hughton Fired As Norwich City Manager

Bad news today for Chris Hughton and assistant manager Colin Calderwood, as Chris has been fired  following Norwich’s 1-0 home defeat by fellow stragglers West Brom on Saturday.

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Chris Hughton – fired as Norwich manager

Norwich City announced the sacking today on their web-site, and this is some of what was posted in a rather lengthy statement:

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.

The Norwich City Board has taken the decision to give the Club the maximum chance to secure the points required between now and the end of the season to ensure retention of our Barclays Premier League status.

Neil Adams, 48, steps up from his current role as our Under-18s Coach with a wealth of experience as a player, having won a league title with Everton in 1987 and made 206 appearances in all competitions as a stalwart wide player for Norwich City between 1993 and 1999.

The Club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Chris Hughton, Colin Calderwood and Paul Trollope for all of their hard work on behalf of the Club since they took over in June 2012.

Chris’s achievement in guiding City to an 11th place finish in the Premier League last season was an excellent one and he has represented the Club with dignity throughout his tenure.

However the recent run of four defeats in our last six Premier League games and six consecutive away league defeats, left the Club with no choice but to act, with five games still to play in the current campaign.

With all the money involved in the Premier League these days, it’s a cut throat business, but Chris is still a very good manager and some Championship club could hire him in the summer, and Chris certainly has the ability to get a club promoted from the Championship.

We’ll never forget how brilliant Chris was in the 2009-2010 season when Newcastle got a massive 102 points to come straight back to the Premier League after being relegated in May of 2009.

But then of course he was then ruthlessly fired by owner Mike Ashley in December of 2010 – and that’s when Alan Pardew came in.

But Alan is really struggling at the moment, with Newcastle in one their very bad runs (again)  – losing 10 of the last 15 league games.

Chris Hughton is one of the most respected and well liked men in football, and he is a real gentleman, and will take this set-back with the class he has always shown.

We wish Chris Hughton all the best in the future – and we expect to see him back in football management very soon.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #1


    the fear of someone even worse (you’d be going some) isn’t a good enough reason to keep someone who is failing at his job in every aspect and calls another respected manager an f—- c—-t and headbutts a player. Real classy – NOT!!

    You do realise your comment ” oh no not obertan again bought on a recommendation from his one time friend saf lol” does make you sound incredibly gullible and naive.

    Seeing as SAF was the selling party and knew he had a wrongun. But it’s alright he wouldn’t sell his friend a pup now would he? Honestly you couldn’t make it up. lol !!

  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #2


    i dont know mate it was a while ago i wasnt really interested either all i remember was west ham were in the shit and tevez got them out of it didnt he score a last min winner in the last game of the season to avoid the drop or summat? as for sir les yes a great man and a cockney i apologise to all londoners 🙂

  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #3


    i think pards can do a competent job as long as he doesnt constantly have the rug pulled from under him as for ‘the next level’ abs never but there again you need an owner willing to put in serious money which is why ashley needs to be removed first

  • Ciaran

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Disgraceful. They’re in a plight, admittedly, but surely every year they’re in the league is a bonus? Same goes for WBA who sacked Clarke earlier this season. Ridiculous.

  • Ciaran

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Here’s a summary of the open-top bus parade, seems to capture it better than I can, for anyone who wants a read

  • toonking

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m starting to think myself the only reason pardew is still with newcastle is he really does have gambling debts. things are looking clearer every year, what i think is going to happen this summer is we will see very little spent on transfers all i see happening is ashley is going to bring in some loans.

    Most of his money is i believe is going to be put into rangers.

    If ashley still doesn’t leave newcastle after next season then we will be aiming for 7th-10th every year because it’s quite simple rangers are a team that can get into europe without the need to spend much, sadly that means we will not be allowed in europe ourselves because it is forbidden to have 2 clubs in europe which are owned by the same owner. basically what that will tell managers and players is newcastle united are doing them no good what so even and so they will just not bother joining. The only people you will see joining newcastle are those who are on loan from rangers and them who just want money.

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #7


  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #8

    wolfshead – I see you are causing trouble again. Insulting our friends from the south. As part of your penance for insulting Cockneys -could I suggest that you wear, for a period of one week that “famed” Cockney garb namely a Pearly King suit. I have taken the trouble to sort of a suitable design for you (thanks not required consider it a friendly offering). The design can be seen by clicking on the below link, however in order to reflect truly your personality could I suggest a small alteration, namely use the word “bell” instead of “mile”.×430/o_r/PearlyKing_CNT_2oct12_rex_b_646x430.jpg

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #9

    We are the drama queens young and annoying only seventeen

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Here’s the record that has seen Chris Hughton sacked:

    Chris Hughton’s last fourteen games: 13 points
    (7 losses, 4 draws, 3 wins. 10 goals for, 20 against)

    Here’s the record that will see Pardew get a bonus:

    Alan Pardew’s last fourteen games: 13 points
    (9 defeats, 1 draw, 4 wins. 9 goals for, 27 against)

  • Ciaran

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #11


    You are a rascal ho ho

  • mindshaft

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #12

    So Pards replacements … we aren’t going to get Van Gaal or anyone near the top of the tree so we need to look for young exciting managers… my list would include…


    All potentially within our budget and doing a great job at current clubs

  • toon22

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #13

    If MA buys Rangers and keeps us it means we have no intention of competing in the league.
    It must be against some FA rule,starting the season with no ability or intention of trying to win games.
    At the very least its an admission of match fixing.

    Isnt it.

  • toon22

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Wouldnt it also mean Mashley would fail the FAs fit and proper owner checks,he would need to fix the games of one of his clubs.

    He would be intending to break the law.

  • toonking

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #15

    The footballing world is now in a manager merry go round. It’s part of human nature really we don’t have very good patience. The thing about this merry go round is that players and owners know bad results will mean the manager takes the blame, they can earn their money so easy and don’t need to put the effort in at all, That is why you see players like ba wanting to join chelsea and sit on the bench rather than play for newcastle and be in the starting 11.

  • mindshaft

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #16

    oh and Pavel Vrba, Viktoria Plzen – club has tiny budget

  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #17

    tuff the self appointed site moderator pops up again to berate me because i voice an opinion that he deems innapropriate

    you are always suggesting things i should do so id like to return the favour why dont you go fvck yourself 🙂

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #18

    I thought to myself last night about the Pardew situation and Iv’e always thought Pardew had passion for football until now.

    any self respecting Manager who knew the fans were against him would of walked out by now to save what’s left of there reputation.

    many managers have walked out either it’s problems with the chairmen or problems due to performance, and I got to give them there due because when this happens they still get an standing ovation from the fans and thanking him for a good effort but the club needs to move forward.

    but when Pardew gets the sack ( if MA has some sense ) or he walks I can’t really see any fans applauding his efforts ( well maybe one mag57or 53 )

    excitement is the worse fear for any Manager when they leave when it comes to fans responses, and Pardew knows this and he couldn’t handle this.

    Pardew knows when his time is up it will be a very long time until he sets foot into another club to manage.

    Iv’e also spoke to many Palace fans and not 1 of them want Pardew here because they know he’s no good at any club, even many Palace fans can’t believe Pardew was appointed for being a manager at Newcastle who they see us as a massive club, this is why Palace chairmen pulled out for chasing Pardew because the Palace fans responded and promised to go on a uproar if Pardew ever came back.

  • lesh

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #19

    So, Hoots get his marching orders because of ‘the recent run of four defeats in our last six Premier League games and six consecutive away league defeats…’

    And Pardew doesn’t?


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