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Hughton sacked by Canaries

Norwich have sacked Chris Hughton and his backroom staff after back-to-back defeats left them in a relegation dogfight in the Premier League.

Saturday's 1-0 home loss to fellow strugglers West Brom proved the final straw for the Norwich board, with a daunting run-in meaning their current five-point cushion over the bottom three offers little comfort.

The Canaries announced their under-18s coach Neil Adams, who guided the young Canaries to FA Youth Cup glory last year, has been named first-team manager.

The club said in a statement on their website: "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."