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Norwich boss pays the price with club sliding down the table

Last Updated: 06/04/14 9:58pm

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Chris Hughton: Sacked by Norwich City

Chris Hughton: Sacked by Norwich City

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We look at the career of Chris Hughton after he was sacked by struggling Norwich City with just five games of the Premier League season to go.

1958: Born Stratford, December 11.

1976: Makes Tottenham debut as a left-back, aged 18.

1979: Makes debut for Republic of Ireland - the first black player to represent them.

1981: Wins the FA Cup and the Charity Shield.

1982: Wins the FA Cup for a second time.

1984: Lifts the UEFA Cup with Tottenham.

1988: Plays all three of Ireland's games at Euro '88.

1990: Joins West Ham after making over 300 appearances for Tottenham.

1993: Spends the last season of his playing career with Brentford before retiring, winning the old Division Three before joining the coaching staff at Tottenham.

1998: Placed in caretaker charge of Tottenham until George Graham replaces Christian Gross.

2003: February - Joins the Republic of Ireland coaching staff.

2005: October - Leaves his role with the national side.

2007: October - Dismissed from his role at Tottenham.

2008: February - Appointed first-team coach at Newcastle by director of football Dennis Wise.

September - Named caretaker manager of Newcastle following departure of Kevin Keegan, before becoming assistant to new manager Joe Kinnear.

2009: February - Takes caretaker job again after Kinnear is taken ill, before assisting Alan Shearer until the end of the season as Newcastle are relegated from the Premier League.

July - Placed in caretaker charge again, with owner Mike Ashley announcing he is selling the club.

October - After a flying start to the season, including two manager-of-the-month awards, Hughton is named as Newcastle's permanent manager.

2010: April - Secures promotion back to the Premier League, the title confirmed with a win at Plymouth.

October: Guides Newcastle to a memorable 5-1 win over bitter rivals Sunderland, four days after the club announce his job is safe and his contract will be reviewed in the new year, following speculation he was about to be sacked.

December 6 - Newcastle confirm they have parted company with Hughton, with the club 11th in the Premier League standings.

2011: June - Appointed manager of npower Championship side and Carling Cup holders Birmingham, replacing Alex McLeish.

August - Leads the Blues into the group stages of the UEFA Europa League after a 3-0 aggregate win over Portuguese side Nacional.

2012: May - Following his first season in charge, Birmingham finish fourth and make it to the Championship play-offs. They eventually lose 3-2 to Blackpool in the two-legged play-off semi-final.

June 7: Appointed new Norwich manager on a three-year deal after previous boss Paul Lambert left for Aston Villa.

July 3: After making a new contract for captain Grant Holt a priority, Hughton sees his striker sign a new three-year deal at Carrow Road.

2013: January 26 - Beaten by non-league Luton in the third round of the FA Cup.

March 23 - Agreed deal for Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel to join in the summer for a club-record fee.

May 19 - Steers Norwich to an 11th-placed finish in the Barclays Premier League after a final-day victory at Manchester City.

October 4 - Expressed his "sadness and disappointment" after becoming the target of racial abuse in an online group following Norwich's 1-0 win at Stoke.

November 2 - Oversees his Norwich team's 7-0 hammering by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

2014: January 14 - Norwich are knocked out of the third round of the FA Cup as Fulham win 3-0.

April 5 - A 1-0 home defeat to West Brom leaves Norwich fourth from bottom in the Premier League table - five points clear of the relegation zone - with five games remaining.

April 6 - Hughton is sacked by Norwich and replaced as manager by academy coach Neil Adams.

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