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Norwich City to Appoint Chris Hughton as New Manager After Agreeing to Pay £2m Compensation Payment

Canaries secure replacement for Paul Lambert.

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

SOURCE: Telegraph

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So the managerial merry-go-round takes another victim, this time it’s Birmingham City who find themselves without a manager as Chris Hughton leaves St Andrews’ for another crack at the top tier.

The former Newcastle United boss was harshly axed by the Magpies after leading them back into the top tier and has done a pretty decent job with Birmingham City, failing to lead them to promotion but leading the Midlands side to a play-off berth.

Norwich City were left in the lurch as Paul Lambert fled to fill the Aston Villa post, which was of course vacated by Alex McLeish, who was of course the former Birmingham City manager. There is of course no chance he will be heading back to St Andrews’, right?

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