Norwich’s Hughton: All managers have to cope with the burden of results

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton says managers are forever having to deal with the burden of trying to produce positive results.

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton says managers are forever having to deal with the burden of trying to produce positive results.

Hughton’s Canaries side recorded their second victory of the season when they beat Stoke City 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday and he admits it was a high-pressure game to win which keeps the wolves at the door for another week.

"It comes with the territory. If we are talking about managers, there will be nobody that puts them under more pressure than themselves, because we take every defeat heavily,” he said.

"Of course, the burden of results is always on you as a manager, but you have to be able to cope with that and have belief - if you didn't have belief in your own ability and what you can do with the team, then you wouldn't take the job in the first place.

"You have to be calm through any periods of pressure, or supposed pressure, because it is about the players not feeling it and getting a result.

"Has there been a little bit more additional pressure? There has, because before the game, we were sitting fourth from bottom and that is pressure in itself."

 

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