#PrayForNorwich: Alan Pardew set to take over at the Canaries – Reports
Norwich City have sacked Alex Neil on Friday night and Alan Pardew is widely reported to be in line to take over.
As well as the likes of Sky Sports and The Sun, The Telegraph say that they understand that the board’s first choice is Alan Partridge…sorry, Pardew, to take over at the Canaries.
A bit of a strange one at Norwich, letting Alex Neil take his pre-match press conference before then sacking him at around 6pm last night.
The Canaries play Blackburn at home today and former Newcastle United Academy Director, Alan Irvine, will take charge on a temporary basis.
I think Norwich City have always been quite well thought of by most neutrals, seen as quite quirky and a bit of character with proper fans involved in running the club.
Owner Delia Smith of course and others supporters such as Stephen Fry and Ed Balls involved at Director/Chairman level.
If our old mate Alan Pardew is appointed then a fair few won’t look so kindly on the fortunes of Delia’s club.
A bit of a strange time to sack the Manager, Norwich nine points off the play-offs with 10 games remaining, with now seemingly little chance/time to bridge that gap.
Norwich City Official statement:
“The board has taken the tough but unanimous decision, believing it is in the best interests of the club for a new manager to be in place through a crucial summer transfer window and into next season.
“The directors would like to place on record their sincere gratitude to Alex for all of his hard work and for the fantastic achievement of guiding us to the Premier League in 2015, via a memorable play-off final success against Middlesbrough at Wembley.
“Through tough seasons last year in the Premier League and this year in the Championship, Alex has always given his all to the club and we wish him every success in his future career.
“The board has been conducting a thorough review of the structure of the club and an announcement about the new structure will be made next week.”
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