Delia Smith: 'It was wrong to sack Chris Hughton'

Chris Hughton, Manager of Norwich City on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Norwich City at Liberty Stadium on March 29, 2014
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Norwich City owner Delia Smith admits that the club made a mistake by sacking manager Chris Hughton.

Norwich City owner Delia Smith has admitted that it was a mistake to sack manager Chris Hughton.

Hughton was dismissed by the Canaries in April before Neil Adams was appointed interim boss.

However, four defeats from Adams's five games in charge saw the team relegated from the Premier League following three seasons in the top flight.

"Yeah, we got it wrong," Smith told BBC Sport. "It might have happened that if we got a caretaker manager in that we might have stayed up, but I would challenge anybody to sit round that table and do what we do and get it right.

"We didn't feel at that time there was anybody out there so we had a decision to make, do we bring in a kind of caretaker, so there were one or two names we were looking at, or go with a manager who is winning home games?"

Norwich chief executive David McNally revealed on Monday that the club is close to appointing a new manager.

Former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay is the favourite to take charge at Carrow Road.

Norwich director David McNally looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Norwich City at St Mary's Stadium on March 15, 2014
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