New man at the helm also played for five years for the Canaries.
Norwich City have replaced Chris Hughton with the equivalent of Alan Partridge, according to reports in the Sun.
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Hughton was surprisingly given his marching orders by the Canaries on Sunday following the club’s 1-0 loss to fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion at Carrow Road, with youth coach Neil Adams replacing him in the dugout for the club’s final five league encounters against Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.
However, Adams was working at BBC Radio Norfolk as a matchday summariser and hosting a 606-style programme called Canary Call just three years ago, and now the 48-year-old has been tasked with the challenge of keeping the club in the Premier League.
“The decision has been taken to give the club the maximum chance of survival,” said a statement on Norwich’s official website explaining their shock decision to sack Hughton, who had guided the East Anglia outfit to an 11th-place finish in the Premier League last season.