Neil Adams confirmed as Norwich City boss

The current caretaker manager of Norwich City has been confirmed as the club's new permanent boss on a three-year deal.

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Full interview with Norwich City chief executive David McNally on Neil Adams: 'We are convinced he's the best man for the job'

Norwich City say new manager Neil Adams was their first choice for the job.

The 48-year-old succeeds Chris Hughton as the club's full time replacement, and warns that only the players who are hungry and committed to Norwich City will stay at Carrow Road.

Click below to watch a full interview with Norwich City chief executive David McNally on Neil Adams:

Neil Adams: 'I understand some supporters may have reservations'

Norwich City say new manager Neil Adams was their first choice for the job. The 48-year-old succeeds Chris Hughton as the club's full time replacement.

Adams was in charge for City's last five games in the Premier League. He could not save them from relegation, but he is determined to win promotion from the Championship as soon as possible.

"I understand some supporters may have reservations or doubt, I get that totally. There's a lot of experienced and more than capable managers out there - that's none of my business, all I am doing now is looking forward.

"I have been given the job to get this club back into the premier league, it's something I look forward to with relish."

– Neil Adams


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Neil Adams says he is "immensely proud" to continue as Norwich City boss

Neil Adams on the touchline. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Neil Adams has vowed to make "attractive and winning football" the norm again for fans of Norwich City.

The 48-year-old was this evening confirmed as the new Canaries manager despite earlier speculation that Neil Lennon was on his way to the club having left Celtic.

Norwich City confirmed Adams had been signed on a three-year deal. He had been in charge at the club for the final five matches of the season following Chris Hughton's departure in April.

This evening, Neil Adams said: “It is a huge honour and I am immensely proud to be confirmed as the Club's manager going forward, and work starts straight away on putting into place the necessary requirements for next season.

“The priority is to ensure that attacking, attractive and winning football is once again the norm for supporters of this Club, and it is essential that we now have everyone pulling in the same direction for the challenges that lie ahead.

“I thank the board of directors for giving me this opportunity as well as the amazing support that I and the team received from the fans during the last five games of last season and also in the time since.

"I can assure everyone that we will all be working as hard as possible to achieve our objective of returning this club back to where it belongs.”

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"A very talented coach who is hungry to succeed" - David McNally's verdict on Neil Adams

David McNally and Neil Adams. Credit: PA.

Norwich City chief executive David McNally has described Neil Adams as "a very talented coach who is eager to succeed", as the club confirmed him as its new manager.

He has urged fans to get behind the decision and give the 48-year-old former Canaries winger their full support.

In statement, Mr McNally said: "Neil impressed us when he stepped up to the plate for the last five games of the season in the most trying of circumstances and he’s continued to impress us during a very rigorous round of talks about the full-time managerial position.

"He is a very talented coach who is hungry to succeed at Norwich City, playing the kind of football we want to see.

"The Club is in a strong position off the pitch, with no external debt and capacity crowds expected at Carrow Road yet again next season.

"We have the nucleus of an excellent squad and Neil will be given funds to refresh and strengthen the squad where required.

“It’s now time for everyone connected with the Club to give their full support to Neil as we focus on the future of this great club and prepare for the vital weeks and months ahead.”


Adams confirmed as Norwich City manager

Neil Adams has been confirmed as Norwich City's new manager. Credit: PA.

Norwich City has confirmed Neil Adams will stay on as the club's manager having signed a three-year deal.

The 48-year-old stepped up as caretaker manager in April following the sacking of Chris Hughton but could not do enough in his five matches in charge to help the club avoid relegation from the Premier League.

In a statement, Norwich City said Adams was one of a number of candidates considered for the job.

It added: "Throughout the process his passion for the club, his commitment to playing attractive, winning football, his hunger to succeed and his desire to continue to progress young, talented players through to the first team squad shone through.

"He has the full and unanimous support of the Board and will receive robust backing in this summer’s transfer window. Announcements about coaching backroom staff will follow in due course."

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