Norwich boss given dreaded vote of confidence

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If you believe in superstition and you like the odd flutter, get your money on Chris Hughton to be the next Premier League manager to be sacked because the Norwich City boss has just been given the dreaded vote of confidence. 

Footballing superstition states, that when a manager is given the backing of the club's hierarchy it's usually followed by his P45 and a trip to the job centre.

For the sake of the likeable Chris Hughton, we hope this superstition is indeed just superstition and not statistical fact, because Norwich chief executive David McNally has given him his full support.

Speaking to the Norwich Evening News, McNally said: "I think we're not in the position we deserve to be given the performances. We would like to have more points. I'm not happy about being 18th; I'm embarrassed by it.

"So I'm sure lots of supporters feel the same way and we will do everything we can to support Chris to get up the table as quickly as possible, and to stay and remain up the table."

McNally and his fellow board members gave Hughton plenty of financial support in the summer spending £26.5million on players. 

The new arrivals have been somewhat inconsistent thus far, although despite their perilous league position, McNally isn't ready to panic just yet, he said: "One point would've moved us up five places at the weekend; a win and we may have been on the cusp of top half. So it's very early days.

"If you look over the seven games, we were disappointed not to get points at Hull and against Aston Villa. Tottenham was a below-par performance but in the other games we've been competitive."

Points may continue to be hard to come by for Hughton's Canaries in the coming weeks as a home game against Cardiff is sandwiched by trips to Arsenal and Manchester City.

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