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Ghanaian coach Chris Hughton sacked by English side Norwich City

Published on: 07 April 2014
Chris Hughton's father was born in James Town in Accra

Ghanaian coach Chris Hughton has been sacked as the coach of English Premier League side Norwich and replaced him with youth coach Neil Adams.

Hughton, who was born to a Ghanaian father, was shown the door on Sunday as the Canaries were beaten 1-0 by West Brom on Saturday and are five points clear of the relegation zone with five games remaining.

They are still to play Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

A Norwich statement said: "The decision has been taken to give the club the maximum chance of survival."

Former Newcastle and Birmingham boss Hughton, 55, guided the Canaries to 11th in the Premier League last season.

But they have lost four of their last six league games and have scored just 26 goals all season, despite spending heavily on Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper in the summer.

Sections of home fans chanted 'we want Hughton out' during the West Brom defeat, but after the match Hughton insisted he was confident of an improvement in form.

Hughton is of Ghanaian descent as his father comes from James Town in Accra.

He visits Ghana regularly.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • benny says:
    April 07, 2014 09:03 am
    Misleading headline.He is English not a Ghanain. He was born in England to a Ghanain father. He is of Ghanain decent .He holds British passport and that is a fact.
  • benny says:
    April 07, 2014 09:07 am
    Rass don't feel sorry because he is sacked with not less than a million pounds compensation, besides he will soon find another club.
  • Paul says:
    April 07, 2014 08:46 pm
    He's not Ghanaian, he's IRISH! His mother is Irish and he was a player for the republic of Ireland!!
  • Paul says:
    April 07, 2014 08:47 pm
    Misleading headline
  • Rass says:
    April 07, 2014 07:27 am
    I feel sorry for him
  • Vision says:
    April 07, 2014 07:37 am
    Wow I never knew he had Ghanaian roots. Any ways better luck next time.