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Alex Neil on Moxey departure; 'I didn't see it coming'

Alex Neil said he didn't see the Moxey departure coming. Credit: PA.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil revealed that he was told by club directors of Jez Moxey's departure but 'didn't see it coming'.

Moxey's resignation as Chief Executive by mutual consent came just a couple of days after the January Transfer window closed.

Speaking ahead of City's trip to Cardiff in the EFL Championship, Neil said,

Obviously that's a private conversation between me and Jez. I just phoned him up to say 'Listen, obviously I've heard the news.'. I just wanted to let him know that I knew about it.

– Alex Neil, Norwich manager

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Norwich City supporters' group welcome Moxey exit

Norwich City are looking for a new CEO. Credit: PA

One of the leading Norwich City supporters' groups, 'The Canaries Trust', have welcomed the resignation of outgoing Chief Executive Jez Moxey, but have urged the club to work quickly to replace him.

The 53-year-old only took the job in the summer, but left Carrow Road last night by mutual consent.

It means that The Championship club are once again on the lookout for a new CEO, having also had to deal with the departure of David McNally back in May.

While the board of the Canaries Trust welcome the departure of Jez Moxey, a person whose approach and policies have, in our opinion, contributed significantly to the rift between fans and the Football Club we are also concerned that once again the club finds itself without a Chief Executive at a critical period.

We have just experienced a period where the club appeared to be drifting without clear direction and we hope that the board will now be able to find ways to re-engage with the fans and to appoint a new Chief Executive who can drive the club forward.

This has not been a good year for the club or its fans and we trust that this incident will mark the turning of a corner.

– Canaries Trust statement

Norwich City Chief Executive Moxey resigns

Jez Moxey has resigned. Credit: PA

Norwich City Chief Executive Jez Moxey has tonight resigned from his position.

The former Wolves CEO only took over in the summer, but has now left the club by mutual consent.

The details behind why the decision has been made haven't been made pubic yet, but chairman Ed Balls admitted in a statement on the club's official website that Moxey's appointment "hadn't worked out satisfactorily."

Myself and the Board would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Jez for his hard work since joining us last year and most recently in the transfer window.

However the role has not worked out satisfactorily for either Jez and his family or for the Football Club, and all parties have professionally and amicably agreed to move on. We wish Jez all the best in his future career and now our focus is on the next steps for Norwich City.

– Ed Balls, Norwich City chairman

Finance Director Steve Stone will now fill the role of Interim Chief Executive while a replacement is found - as he did when David McNally left back in May.

Athlete campaigns for more disabled sport on TV

A young disabled athlete from Southend is campaigning for year-round media coverage of disabled sports because he's fed up with the current peaks and troughs around events like the Paralympics.

James Ireland wants disabled sports to be taken more seriously, and he's enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to make his point.

Watch his video report above.

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