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Norwich City confirm 'difficult' Darren Huckerby departure

Darren Huckerby has left Norwich City. Credit: PA

Norwich City have confirmed that Under-23s coach Darren Huckerby has left the club.

The Canaries have been carrying out a review of their academy structure, and Huckerby is the most high-profile member of staff to be let go.

Huckerby is a club legend at Carrow Road, having scored 48 times in more than 200 appearances, and is a member of their Hall of Fame.

The 41-year-old has recently been working as assistant to Under-23 boss Matt Gill and had previously coached other age groups.

Huckerby was a legend as a player at Carrow Road. Credit: PA

Sporting Director Stuart Webber described it as a "difficult decision" to sanction Huckerby's exit.

"Firstly, I want to thank Darren for his professionalism throughout his time here," Webber said.

"We have done an internal review of the Academy and this includes having to make difficult decisions. This was among those difficult decisions.

"Darren will always be considered a legend at this club and he leaves with not only our best wishes, but the knowledge that he will always be welcome at Carrow Road."

Huckerby himself took to social media to thank the staff and players he's worked with, and said that his love for the Canaries "will never change."