BBC pundit explains why Norwich City haven’t sacked their manager

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Norwich City are in the relegation mix.

Former Manchester City defender Danny Mills believes Norwich City boss Alex Neil has kept his job due to expectations at Carrow Road being relatively low, he told BBC Radio Five Live.

The Canaries currently find themselves deep in relegation trouble after presiding over a nine-game winless run in the Premier League dating back to early January.

Commenting on why Norwich have stuck with Neil in a season of sackings, Mills feels the Canaries only have a Championship squad and as such suggests there isn’t that much pressure on the manager.

"I think (it's because of) expectation of where they're going to be. Realistically it's a Championship squad so I think if they get above 17th, they would be happy so why change the manager?" Mills said.

Sunderland, Aston Villa and Swansea City have all changed manager at some point this season but on the basis of those three clubs, sacking the boss doesn’t always guarantee success.

Villa have continued to struggle and looked destined to go down, while the Black Cats are still right in the mix alongside Norwich and fellow strugglers Newcastle United.

The Canaries won promotion to the Premier League via the playoffs, and their failure to really strengthen the squad last summer, especially upfront, mean they were always going to be up against it.

Norwich’s latest 1-0 defeat at Swansea City leaves them in 18th position, one point behind Sunderland.

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