Norwich City Football Club has confirmed big changes to its management structure - with plans to appoint a Sporting Director and Head Coach.
It comes just a week after former manager Alex Neil was sacked following a poor run of form that looks to have put the Canaries out of promotion race.
The club has also done away with the role of Chief Executive - following the departures of both David McNally and Jez Moxey within just six months.
The club announced Steve Stone, former Director of Finance and the current interim Chief Executive, would become its managing director with immediate effect.
He will find himself pretty busy straight away, with the roles of Sporting Director and Head Coach still to be filled.
News of the new structure will not come as a surprise to many fans, with the prospect of a Director of Football already being discussed long before the announcement.
Norwich City said the process of finding a Sporting Director was "at an advanced stage" and a further announcement was due soon.
Mr Balls said the club had wanted to separate the running of the club as a business and its football operations. Both the Managing Director and Sporting Director will report directly to the board but will not be members of it.
Mr Stone, 47, who has been with the club since 2015, said key to the new strategy would be improved engagement with the Canaries' fans.
He praised the supporters' loyalty.