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Does fresh statement on prospective Norwich boss mean deal is done?

Alex Neil Credit: PA Images

Hamilton Academicals have just released a statement on their website confirming that agreement has been reached with Norwich City in connection with compensation for their Player / Manager Alex Neil.

The Scottish club say it'snow a matter for Alex himself to confirm and agree with the Norfolk club.

They say if he does go, he departs with the very best wishes of everyone there, on and off the field, for his continued success.

Hamilton Academical confirm Alex Neil is in Norwich for manager talks

Hamilton Academical have confirmed confirm Alex Neil is in Norwich for talks about becoming the club's new manager.

Alex Neil Credit: PA Wire

Here is the statement in full:

Further to an official approach by Norwich City, permission was granted for our Manager Alex Neil to meet the Norwich Board.

Alex travelled to Norwich today to view the stadium and training ground.

Alex will return tomorrow for a meeting with myself after which a further statement will be made.

We are delighted that Alex's achievements have been recognised by this approach and that our policy of progressing players, staff and managers continues.

Ronnie MacDonald Vice Chairman

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Could Alex Neil be the new Norwich City manager?

Speculation is mounting that Norwich's City's hunt for a new manager could be coming to an end.

Alex Neil Credit: PA Wire

The odds on 33-year-old Hamilton Academical boss Alex Neil taking over at Carrow Road have been tumbling and he's now gone from a 66/1 shot to favourite to land the job.

Some reports even say he's now in talks with the Canaries after an approach was made last night.

Current Norwich caretaker manager Mike Phelan has now drifted to second in the running.

Update: Scottish club confirms talks

Norwich City's Snapchat villain Murphy in line for Scunthorpe United loan switch

Jacob Murphy looks set to join Scunthorpe United on loan. Credit: PA

Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy is being lined up for a potential loan switch to League One side Scunthorpe United.

It's understood that the 19-year-old was in attendance last night at Glanford Park for the Iron's 2-2 FA Cup draw against Chesterfield.

Scunthorpe are managed by former Canaries striker Mark Robins.

Blackpool terminated Murphy's loan early. Credit: PA

Murphy hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons last month when his loan spell with Blackpool was cut short after he posted a message on social media that appeared to mock the club's struggles at the bottom of The Championship.

Meanwhile, Norwich striker Luciano Becchio has been linked with a return to Leeds United.

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