Hughton set for cash backing
Norwich chairman Alan Bowkett is vowing to support Chris Hughton with funds to strengthen ahead of another season in the top-flight.
Hughton was confirmed last week as Paul Lambert's successor following the Scot's move to Aston Villa and Bowkett is determined to give his new manager the money he needs to improve the squad. The Canaries are heading in the right direction both on and off the field thanks to some astute management and financial controls put in place which has helped them rise from the depths of League One to the Premier League in recent seasons. It's hard to imagine now that administration was a very distinct possibility for Norwich only a few years ago, but Hughton has no worries on that score which he will welcome after the financial challenges he faced at his former club Birmingham. Bowkett said: "As I have told the previous manager and I have told this manager, we will have the biggest expenditure on football we have ever had. "That is down to the fantastic commercial success of the business. When we were in League One we had a turnover of £18m. This year we will approximately have a turnover of about £75m - and that is only £5m short of Everton, who have been in the top division all their life. "We want to invest in the squad. We've got a very strong squad as it is, but we want to improve and therefore we will be looking again in the transfer market."