City starting search for new boss
NORWICH City are today searching for a new manager after sacking Nigel Worthington.The 4-1 reverse at home by Burnley, with former Ipswich Town loanee Alan Mahon hammering home the final goal, proved the last straw for the Canaries' board and first-team coach Martin Hunter was last night put in charge.
By Derek Davis
NORWICH City are today searching for a new manager after sacking Nigel Worthington.
The 4-1 reverse at home by Burnley, with former Ipswich Town loanee Alan Mahon hammering home the final goal, proved the last straw for the Canaries' board and first-team coach Martin Hunter was last night put in charge.
Ugly scenes followed the defeat, with City midfielder Andy Hughes having to be restrained by team-mates as he clashed with a supporter near the tunnel as players trooped off the pitch.
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City fans waved red cards with 'Worthy Out' written on them and the final whistle was met with a crescendo of boos.
While Worthington was defiant in defeat, vowing not to walk away, the City directors reached the decision to sack him within just a couple of hours of the loss.
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A statement from City chairman Roger Munby said: “The board would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Nigel for all that he has done for the club in his time as manager. The search for a new Norwich City manager will start immediately.”
Worthington took over as a manager in December 2000 and took City to the Premiership in 2004, two years after missing out in a play-off final.
But the supporters started to turn on him last season when it was clear they were not going to go back up immediately.