Gary Lineker slams Chris Hughton sacking

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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Gary Lineker criticises the decision of Norwich City to fire manager Chris Hughton with just five games left in the Premier League season.

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Gary Lineker has slammed the decision of Norwich City to sack manager Chris Hughton.

The Canaries parted company with the 55-year-old, with the club 17th in the Premier League and five points above the relegation zone, with just five games left in the campaign.

Lineker played with Hughton at Spurs and has admitted that he is baffled by the decision for Norwich to fire his former teammate at this stage of the season.

He wrote on Twitter: "Chris Hughton has been sacked by Norwich. Now? With 5 games to go? Utterly bonkers!

"Statistics show that the thinking, that a new man in charge brings an immediate upturn in fortunes is a complete myth."

Under-18's manager Neil Adams has replaced Hughton at the helm at Carrow Road.

Coach Neil Adams of Norwich City celebrates victory after the FA Youth Cup Final First Leg match between Norwich City and Chelsea at Carrow Road on April 29, 2013
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