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Norwich City fans react to departure of Alex Neil

The news of Alex Neil's departure has got a mixed reaction from Norwich City fans.

The club confirmed that it was ‘in the best interests of the club’ to terminate Neil's contract on Friday evening.

Neil joined the Canaries in 2015 and took them straight to the Premier League via the play-offs. But he failed to keep them in the top flight, and they've since struggled to regain their Premier League status.

Ahead of their 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers at Carrow Road, ITV News Anglia caught up with some of the fans.

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Balls praises Neil for 'dignified' response to sacking

Ed Balls talking to the press after the sacking of Alex Neil. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The chairman of Norwich City Football Club has been speaking to the media after the sacking of Alex Neil.

Ed Balls told ITV News Anglia that the board did consider a change of manager after a poor run before Christmas but wanted to give him more time to turn things round. However he admitted it hadn't worked out.

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He thanked Neil for the dignified way he'd accepted the decision and said fans would always be grateful for him guiding Norwich to play-off final success at Wembley in 2015.

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Norwich City's Tettey quits international duty

Alex Tettey has quit international football. Credit: PA

Norwich City midfielder Alex Tettey has retired from international football.

The 30-year-old has 34 caps for Norway but has decided to quit in the hope that it will prolong his club career.

Tettey has struggled with various knee and ankle injuries in recent seasons and will now concentrate solely on playing for Norwich.

"I'd like to continue on the national team and this is not about a lack of motivation, but the body can not withstand the load of games for both club and national team," Tettey told the Norwegian FA's Official website.

"I play two or three games a week for the club team, and struggling unfortunately with the strain becomes too great when I additionally play friendlies.

"I wanted to play for Norway, and therefore said yes to a new qualifying campaign but that it is no longer justifiable."

Coach Lars Lagerbäck admitted he was disappointed with Tettey's decision but said he understood why he's done it.

"I understand that Tettey can not continue on the national team when the body can not withstand the total load.

"It's a pity, but we have to deal with it. This means that other players get the chance."

Norwich City striker Morris agrees new deal

Carlton Morris was on loan at Hamilton last season. Credit: PA

Norwich City striker Carlton Morris has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with the club.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at fellow Championship club Rotherham United but is yet to feature due to a hamstring injury.

Morris scored eight goals while on loan at SPL side Hamilton Academical last season.

I'm buzzing because I can now focus on my future here at Norwich.

I've been here since I was ten so hopefully I can have a positive impact on the club's future. I want to repay the faith shown in me now and do good things for the club going forward.

– Carlton Morris, Norwich City
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