1. ITV Report

Norwich 'will do everything we can' to keep Webber & Farke - Ed Balls

Norwich City Sporting Director Stuart Webber (left) and Head Coach Daniel Farke at the club's Annual General Meeting Photo: ITV News Anglia

Norwich City chairman Ed Balls says they will do all they can to keep Sporting Director Stuart Webber and Head Coach Daniel Farke at Carrow Road.

The Canaries are sitting top of the SkyBet Championship after an impressive run of nine wins in eleven league games.

And quite naturally the futures of both Webber and Farke was raised at the club's Annual General Meeting on Thursday night (November 22).

The City chairman, who was re-elected to the board along with fellow director Tom Smith, told shareholders the board wants to reflect the views of the fans and want the pair to stay.

Afterwards Balls said it was important they keep everyone together both on and off the pitch.

"Daniel Farke is delivering for this football club, not just wins and goals, but really quality football.

"We're having good conversations with Daniel. We want Daniel to stay at this football club, so does Daniel.

"Stuart is proving to be a great leader, but also somebody with huge football 'savvy'.

"I think he is making his reputation here at Norwich City and we want that to carry on for years to come.

"We will do everything we can to keep this whole team together, and that means the people on and off the pitch."

– Ed Balls, Norwich City Chairman
Norwich City chairman Ed Balls addresses shareholders at the club's Annual General Meeting Credit: ITV News Anglia

Sporting Director Webber also dismissed speculation about his future after one shareholder asked about a possible approach from Premier League Southampton.

"There's been no approach and I wouldn't welcome one. I'm happy to be here.

"I am ambitious. I want to work abroad one day. But we have so much to achieve and I want to be part of that.

"I'm really happy to be here. let's keep enjoying the ride as it's pretty fun at the moment."

– Stuart webber, Norwich City Sporting Director

The Canaries, currently two points clear at the top, resume their Championship campaign at Swansea City following the international break.

Norwich City Chairman Ed Balls speaking after the club's AGM