Norwich `had to sack Hughton'

Apr 7, 2014 - 8:26 PM Norwich City had "no choice" but to sack Chris Hughton with five games remaining, chief executive David McNally says, adding that he hopes the decision will help the club maintain its Premier League status.

McNally was speaking less than 24 hours after replacing Hughton with youth team coach Neil Adams.

"We felt we were left with no choice. Recent results and performances have been disappointing," McNally said.

Norwich are one place and five points clear of the relegation zone but have a difficult run-in, with matches to come against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Canaries take on Fulham on Saturday at Craven Cottage and Adams believes his side have enough about them to stay up.

"Am I confident I can get the result to keep us in this division? Absolutely," he said.

"I was approached on Sunday and it took two seconds to make the decision. Everyone knows what this club means to me. I'm looking forward to doing the job with relish.

Source: AAP

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