Thursday 14 December 2017

Norwich City to appoint Chris Hughton as new manger to replace Aston Villa-bound Paul Lambert

Chris Hughton: Norwich talks. Photo: Getty Images
Chris Hughton: Norwich talks. Photo: Getty Images

CHRIS Hughton is on the verge of being appointed the new manager of Norwich after compensation was agreed with Birmingham last night.

Hughton will leave St. Andrew's after less than 12 months to succeed Paul Lambert at Carrow Road, following lengthy talks between the two clubs over the past two days.

Norwich have agreed to meet the £2m compensation fee demanded by Birmingham for Hughton, who guided Blues to the Championship play-offs last season.

His back-room staff, comprising of assistant Colin Calderwood, coach Paul Trollope and goalkeeping coach Dave Watson will also be moving to East Anglia.

Hughton has only enhanced his managerial reputation at St. Andrew's after his harsh sacking by Newcastle in December 2010.

The 53-year-old has also been on the radar of West Bromwich Albion but has been rewarded with another crack at the Premier League by Norwich.

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