Norwich chief executive David McNally has confirmed the club’s new management have been promised enough financial assistance in order to maintain their place in the Premier League. New manager Chris Hughton replaced the Aston Villa-bound Paul Lambert, and has now been promised funds with which to stamp his mark over his new squad.
The former Newcastle and Birmingham manager has arrived at the club with the backing of the majority of Norwich fans, who were keen to move on from the shock exit of Lambert. The Scot lead the club to back-to-back promotions into the Premier League, and his departure has left a bitter taste in many Norwich fans’ mouths.
While Hughton will have a tough job to fill the sizable shoes left by Lambert, although, the new manager will be able to spend money in assembling a squad cable of maintaining top-flight football for the Canaries.
"In Norwich City terms there's more financial freedom for the manager than there's ever been," chief executive David McNally confirmed.
“If we can create spare cash flows, the manager gets that. He's got a decent payroll budget and transfer budget.”
"Chris has got our commitment that if any player leaves the club for money, he will get that additionally," added McNally.
Many a club has struggled to live up to first-season success in the Premier League, but there has been plenty of support from inside the game to back Hughton as the right man to lead the club to where they want to be. His record in the game is certainly encouraging, and on paper the match looks to be a perfect one.
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