Norwich City boss Chris Hughton can handle the heat of a Premier League survival scrap

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton has been linked with French-based striker Cedric Bakambu. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City boss Chris Hughton has been linked with French-based striker Cedric Bakambu. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Monday, January 13, 2014
7:45 AM

Chris Hughton knows Norwich City’s winless run has put him in the firing line after the latest 2-0 Premier League defeat at Everton.

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The Canaries have now failed to win any of their last seven matches in all competitions and are just two points above the safety mark with the scrap for survival hotting up after weekend wins for strugglers West Ham and Sunderland.

City face an FA Cup replay at Fulham on Tuesday followed by Hull City’s crucial Premier League visit to Carrow Road and Hughton is under no illusions he has to arrest the decline.

“If you can’t do that you put yourself under more pressure but the way the league is we have to start winning games,” he said. “If I go back to the Manchester United game we had a very good 45 minutes but in those moments you need to be scoring your goals. We know results have to change and they have to change very quickly. That is something we are aware of. There is always pressure on managers, whatever stage of the season so there is no more pressure on myself. That comes with the job. Yes, Hull is a big game but it seems right now they are all big games. We are at home, the onus is on us to win and we will be striving to do that.

“Home games will always be important for clubs like us, but there had been an improvement away in recent games and for me what I take away from Everton is that we didn’t lie down in the final quarter.”

9 comments

  • He is not showing passion; he has a sore testicle. look where his left hand is.

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    waclor

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Have we appointed Barack Obama as manger (see photo)?

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    ScotCan

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Certainly they will not sign Guiterrez and then move out Hughton a few weeks later. CH will probably still be around this time next year (a la Worthy). It may be a case of him seeing out his 3 year contract and moving on.

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    Steely Dan

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • So we did not lie down in the final quarter! Shame about the rest of the game and even the final quarter produced nothing. We must win against Hull, if not he must go and an incoming manager, unless we have one lined up already, will be left with no time to recruit new players! Surely even his supporters must realise that he has run out of credibility?

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    andy

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Norwich City boss Chris Hughton can handle the heat of a Premier League survival scrap. No. He can't.

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    el dingo

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • If we sign Jonas, yes Hoots is certainly here for the duration of this season miminum....but also....if we sign Jonas Gutierrez it means we will be playing 2 wingers with minimal pace who like to cut in. lol! Is this adding to the problems instead of solving them? Obviously ill reserve judgement until the lads played as for all we know he could turn out to be a handy player. Certainly a loyal player but is that what we need. End of the day 3pts from last possible 18pts isnt anywhere near good enough....especially when that was the period of the Hughton supporters told the hughton outers we'd pick up points. Worrying times :s

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    Mattias333

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • It's taken a long time, probably too long, but at least CH is showing some passion.

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    Lobbo

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Scrap... we're not scrapping with you in charge

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    Gruff

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • If we sign Gutierrez Hoots is here for the duration, surely whats left in the transfer kitty would be left to the new manager if there was one !!! Hmmmmm, doomed..... we r all doomed i tell ya !!!!!

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    marcohendy

    Monday, January 13, 2014

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