Norwich City will not make any "knee-jerk" decision over the future of manager Chris Hughton despite the disappointing start to the season that sees the East Anglians in the Premier League relegation zone.
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Canaries chairman Alan Bowkett, who revealed that the club were now debt-free after years of financial difficulties and had made a profit of £500,000 in the last financial year, said dealing with pressure was part of football club management.
Norwich handed Hughton -- who steered them to an 11th-placed finish last season after succeeding Paul Lambert -- the biggest transfer budget in their history, and he has brought in new players including club record £8.5 million striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel.
Bowkett said he wanted Norwich, who have taken seven points from their opening seven games, to target a top-ten finish, adding: "We all put the pressure on ourselves, and Chris certainly does.
"The reality is you just look at knee-jerk reactions in football and the consequences. There are football clubs recently in the news who have had several managers, and look where they are.
"I was talking to my wife the other day when she said: 'You know, I feel a bit sorry for Chris,' so I told her: 'Do you realise how much these guys get paid?' It [pressure] is part of it -- if you want a good job with a nice pension, then go and work at City Hall."
Norwich chief executive David McNally said he believed that although the club could never compete with the big spenders, careful planning would give them a chance to consolidate a place in the top division.
"The most important thing in our business is to be brilliant in football recruitment of the players and be focused on bringing the right talented young men to this football club," he explained.
"That is what we have endeavoured to do in previous years and again this summer. We need to punch above our weight when it comes to recruitment, because there are plenty of richer clubs around than ourselves.
"Football is changing and moving forwards so quickly that, if we are not at 100 miles an hour, we will be toast -- because there are lots of very rich people involved in this league.
"The back office needs to be great, the front office needs to be great and the players need to make the contribution which their salaries justify."
He said money would be available for further recruitment during the January transfer window, but warned: "That is always a difficult time to trade sensibly."
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.