Saturday 20 January 2018

Birmingham give Hughton blessing to meet Norwich

Birmingham manager Chris Hughton has been granted permission to speak to Norwich.

The Canaries are in the market for a new boss after Paul Lambert completed a switch to Aston Villa on Saturday. Hughton has been heavily linked to the managerial vacancy at Blues' neighbours West Brom, but the 53-year-old former Ireland international is now set for talks at Carrow Road.

A Birmingham statement read: "Birmingham City FC can confirm that Norwich City FC have made an approach for Chris Hughton with regards to their vacant managerial position.

"Hughton expressed a wish to speak to the Canaries and permission was reluctantly granted."

Acting chairman Peter Pannu said: "Chris is a great manager and deserves the opportunity to speak to Norwich."

Irish Independent

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