The Carrow Road club has parted company with their manager, with Neil Adams taking over – will this be the final nail in their coffin?
Norwich have had an underwhelming campaign following a summer of enterprise in the transfer market, with a relegation dogfight on the Carrow Road club’s hands.
Although Chris Hughton’s future as the club’s manager has been the source of debate for most of the season, the Canaries have opted to part company with the head coach with five games remaining in the season.
Neil Adams is the man to replace Hughton, who has come from their under-18 side.
Although alarm bells should be ringing simply due to the fact that a club have changed their manager with only five games in a season left, it is the reason behind it that is the most concerning.
Adams has been touted as ‘more progressive’ and will presumably play the attacking football that Hughton failed to deliver as a result.
However, despite potentially more goals being scored by the Canaries, looking at their remaining fixture list suggests that the cautious Hughton would be a better bet to steer the club to survival.
With an away-day six-pointer against Fulham this weekend followed by games against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, an attacking, enterprising and ‘progressive’ outlook could well see Norwich demoted to the Championship.
It is certainly a fact to suggest that Hughton has underachieved this season given the level of expenditure in the summer but getting rid of him and making wholesale changes with five games to go is nothing short of madness.