Chris Hughton reveals his pride at topping Norwich City’s Premier League boss list

Chris Hughton is now the longest-serving Premier League manager for Norwich City.  Picture: Denise Bradley Chris Hughton is now the longest-serving Premier League manager for Norwich City. Picture: Denise Bradley

Saturday, March 22, 2014
7:00 AM

Chris Hughton admits he takes great pride from being Norwich City’s longest-serving Premier League manager.

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Hughton will oversee his 69th top flight game in charge of the Canaries when he leads his side into battle on Saturday against Sunderland at Carrow Road.

The City boss surpassed Mike Walker at the head of an exclusive club earlier this month and despite a difficult campaign which once again involves a survival struggle, Hughton feels very fortunate to be at the helm.

“I am very proud to be the manager of this football club and that is something to cherish,” he said. “I have known about Norwich City and what this club stands for during a number of years and some of us who are old enough to remember well recall those successful seasons and the European campaign. It is a club that I always enjoyed watching and visiting wherever I was in my own career and I feel very proud and honoured to be managing this football club.”

Hughton is not alone in reaching a notable managerial milestone with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, pictured, preparing for his 1,000th game with the Gunners this weekend.

“It is a remarkable achievement to have managed for that period of time and over that number of games in this division during an era when managers chop and change so readily,” said Hughton. “Arsenal may not have been as successful in recent years as they were in the past, but to be continually involved in the Champions League during his reign is incredible.

“It seems to me like he has a few more games to go yet. I wouldn’t be surprised if he is still going in quite a few years time. Arsene shows incredible enthusiasm for the game and perhaps when he first came over to this country a lot of people did not know about him so to think at that early stage he would reach this landmark is all credit to him.”

10 comments

  • What a load of sycophantic bull. He's only still manager through luck - not achievement or judgment.

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    VictorM

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • His time has produced a 10 game unbeaten run in Autumn 2012; back to back wins in Spring 2013 to keep us in the Premier League, but little else. Best run this season? 3 games unbeaten - West Brom (a), Swansea (h), Sunderland (a) - 5 points. I'm sorry, but he still has so much to prove to me, even if the players feel he is a good man.

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    Soglio Star

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • It is a joke. it is a record of W-D-L and how we play that count. what an insult and a chapter in City's history, which I would like to forget...I hope he is very soon. History

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    gordon52

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • The Padster`s `avin` a laaarf.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • stick that picture on your walls all you Hughton hit men. get behind every Canary, and could we stop this constant negativity on the boards. We are all in this together.

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • Wasn't Walker sacked after two five goal end of season victories? How times change. Hulll wan't to become Hull Tigers -- are we to become Norwich Nil. Or how about Norwich Binary - 10001001001?

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    Pondlife

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • Tractor, you assail people for negativity. Could you please post the " positives " so that we can all share.

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    norman hall

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • Maybe Erps is `avin` a laaarf, too? Normally a sensible type, so he just may be.. That picture, would it easily convert into one of those irritating happy-clappy Geisha fan thingies?

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • How can anyone have pride in turning an exciting footballing team into a complete joke. He has obviously got a very selecting memory, he should have Luton tattooed on his hand so that he can instantly read the auto cue.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • He is an insult to Mike Walker and a blot on the history of NCFC

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

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