Hughton - No point to prove
Canaries boss ready for Premier League return after Newcastle axe
Last Updated: August 16, 2012 4:50pm
Chris Hughton: Norwich boss does not feel he has a point to prove
Norwich City boss Chris Hughton says he does not have to convince anybody about his managerial capabilities as he prepares for a Premier League return.
Hughton, 53, was sacked by Newcastle in December 2010 during his last top-flight spell, despite the Tyneside club sitting in mid-table following promotion from the Championship.
He returned to football to impressively lead Birmingham to the Championship play-offs last season following a major rebuilding job, before he was appointed as Paul Lambert's successor at Carrow Road in June.
"I have no point to prove, the challenge is one which we as a club will have in the Premier League," said Hughton. "I am really looking forward to those challenges."
"I have no point to prove, the challenge is one which we as a club will have in the Premier League"
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The Canaries' excellent debut campaign under Lambert has raised expectations ahead of the new season, which they begin with a trip to Fulham this weekend.
But Hughton insists he is only focused on maintaining Premier League status again before setting his sights higher.
He added: "There will be a group of people who look at the objective as making sure we retain Premier League status, but there will also be some who will expect just what they saw last season.
"Ultimately we are in a group of clubs who will be fighting to make sure the prime objective is status in this division, then we'll see what happens."