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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
City boss Chris Hughton has confirmed he is trying to bring goalkeeping coach Dave Watson to Carrow Road from his former club, Birmingham.
And the Canaries are set to say farewell to former boss Paul Lambert’s management team of Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa. It was said when Hughton arrived that Culverhouse and Karsa would be kept on as part of the new coaching team, but all the signs are that they will team up with Lambert when Villa start pre-season training tomorrow.
“I am under the impression they are going,” Hughton admitted.
The new City boss also confirmed reports that he wants to recruit Watson, who worked with England at Euro 2012.
“That is a possibility and that is something we are very much working on at the moment,” he said.
Former Barnsley ’keeper Watson was not part of the St Andrew’s exodus on the day Hughton became City boss, but the 39-year-old is understood to have asked for permission to talk to City.
Watson is credited with helping develop England goalkeepers Joe Hart and Ben Foster during his four-year spell at Birmingham. He also worked briefly with City ’keeper John Ruddy before a broken finger ruled him out of the Euro finals, when he was replaced in the squad by another of Watson’s protégés, Birmingham teenager Jack Butland.