Neil Adams expects a final decision on the Norwich City managerial situation within days

Norwich manager Neil Adams expects to find out a decision on his future by the end of the week following Sunday's 2-0 loss against Arsenal in City's Premier League farewell. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich manager Neil Adams expects to find out a decision on his future by the end of the week following Sunday's 2-0 loss against Arsenal in City's Premier League farewell. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Sunday, May 11, 2014
6:36 PM

Neil Adams revealed he expects his Norwich City future to be resolved within the next four days after signing off his managerial stint with a 2-0 Premier League defeat to Arsenal.

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Aaron Ramsey and Carl Jenkinson struck in the second half at Carrow Road to confirm the Canaries relegation to the Championship.

Adams picked up one point from his five matches after replacing Chris Hughton as Norwich finished third-from-bottom, three points adrift of West Brom, but the FA Youth Cup winning coach reiterated after watching his side’s home loss to the Gunners he wants to stay in charge.

“I have had no indication one way or the other,” he said. “No talks have taken place. I believe a decision will take place before the end of the week. We are off tomorrow and back in Tuesday and I have been told there is a process they must go through and that needs to be seen to its conclusion and I await the decision the same as everybody else. I have made my point clear. I would love to be manager of the club and involved with the first team. Again that is up to the board of directors.”

Adams admitted the Canaries were second best for the entire game against the FA Cup finalists.

“I thought the performance was flat today,” he said. “We set up okay to stop them playing but we didn’t retain the ball well enough to give them a problem and you always struggle against a team like Arsenal. They base their game on possession. It is one thing to stop them playing but we got it we gave it back too cheaply.

“That is going to tell eventually and the first goal is a fantastic strike. We were flat and it is for others to decide whether that was because of the situation. We wanted more than that. I wanted more. The quality was not there on the ball.”

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22 comments

  • i wouldnt give to n a nothing has really changed,still not making chances still not scoring goals,still not defending properly.

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    bluelight

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Darren Furguson is a manager that Norwich should seriously look at. He is a manager at Peterborough of players of a very similar quality. He would come cheap and he is one of just a hand full of managers who would be willing to take the job on. Norwich could do a lot worse.

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    NB

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Please don`t agree with me then, Cecil. Suits me, sir.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Great to see Elliot Bennett back today, but on the left? Really? Why? When there's a very good left winger playing on the right? Four times in the first half Snodgrass got into fantastic crossing positions on the right. Not one cross found a Norwich player. Why o why o why? I did have confidence in NA perhaps bring the one to take us forwards, but the same daft use of players as Hughton. If you cannot get a cross in the box you have no threat and will score no goals. Story of our season. I suspect Snods will leave in the summer and good luck to a player I really like, but that I would have liked to have seen using that silky left foot to put balls into the box.

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    Double D

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • The negativity towards MM derives from his own negativity. We don't want Hughton Mark II.

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    Cecil

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • the comment we set up to stop them playing , worries me , again too much emphasis on the negative .Why not set up to attack them ?

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Well NA's last audition has finished in total utter disaster so he won't even be considered anywhere near the management team team. Apart from Ruddy we really do have issues all area of the pitch.

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    Bookface

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • i dont understand the negativity towards Malky,I think he would be the perfect choice,he has the experience and dont forget we tried to get him before CH but admirably he stuck with cardiff who were on the verge of promotion,NA could be involved in some capacity but for me he doesnt have the experience or the presence of a succesful manager,with Malky in charge and a general clear out I would be optimistic about next season

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    canaryjon

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Why the rush to appoint a manager? Better to choose wisely than quickly. If a decision's already been made then I suppose it's MM. Mad, it is odd that you agree with anyone. Or that anyone agrees with you. True, I found myself agreeing with you once, in a moment of madness.

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    Cecil

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Being an Arsenal fan i enjoyed today but felt sorry for the City crowd, you deserve better and i hope you appoint a new manager from outside your club and get back to playing entertaining Footy.Hope to see you back in the Prem soon

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    dave123

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • We need an experienced manager, no question. I'd like to see Neil Adams involved in some capacity as he knows the youth players inside out. We can play some of the youngsters in the Championship and let them gain the necessary experience. You can't throw them into the Premiership in the same way. That can be a step too far. I'm convincing myself that this could actually be a great opportunity for the club to build a strong team but we have to get the right personnel in.

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    Flying Canary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Board have announced manager decision will be made in a week. In other words, minds made up. I fear once again the cheaper option. Malky or Adams unfortunately. Be a long time before we return to PL

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    AC Canary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • If NA has been told "there is a process to go through" in appointing the manager then it's definitely not him. Why? Because in any business that is what hopefuls are told before the decision makers use the anonymity of committee to deliver an unwelcome decision. If however it is true the appointment will be made next week it suggests the board is chosing from candidates already looking for a job as opposed to others who might soon become available. So having crossed off Sherwood, Lennon, Allardyce, even Worthy from the list of possibles Malky becomes firm favourite. Oddly, having accused the board of dithering all season over CH I wish they would dither a while longer over this decision.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Of course he wants to stay, we all would, it's a bigger wedge than what he was on isn't it? 1 from 15 and one and a half performances just doesn't cut it. Root and branch review needed, whether or not they have previous with the club is an irrelevance and in this case unhelpful - the 2 recent previous experiments have both ended in heart ache.

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    Croydonary

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Whoever the new boss is, he has to set up a team to pkay to our strikers' strengths and sort out our defensive issues (backing off from strikers etc.). The fact that we are a division where there is a possibility of actually finishing top might just illicit an offensive approach for a change. Bennett one side, Murphy the other with Hooper & Becchio in the middle anyone?

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    Eastangler

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • I'd love Paddy Davitt as manager. At least he would be too busy to write drivel at the same time. Tho he'd probably find a way.

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    el dingo

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • For me the game today demonstrated that NA does not yet have what it takes to get the first team players up for the fight and therefore I would bring in Mackay as manager and hope he would see fit to accept NA as his assistant manager. Once again Howson stayed on the park all game despite the fact he looked totally outclassed. Snodgrass once again showed he could be used in the hole when he made a late surge down the middle and was unlucky not to score.

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    TrevorKeith

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • It's not going to happen with the board but Lambert could be free soon.Of all the "what ifs",the biggest is what would have happened to him and the team had he stayed until Lerner's filthy lucre dragged him away.2 years ago today the Villa fans sang "there's only one Paul Lambert" at Carrow Road.Today they were singing "You're getting sacked in the morning".

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Oddly enough, I agree with Kanye West.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Listen to all the old romantics mentioning Makay, Lennon, Zola and so on and of course Mr experience, we have had plenty of that in the past and 9 times out of ten it doesn't work. Stick with Adams, he do the job for you.

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    Vic Sponge

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • NA must be involved, but as assistant. He has a deep knowledge of the youngsters coming through and can be involved in building a team. I am afaid that I don' know who will be manager though.

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    TiminCarlisle

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Well, we always seem to choose the cheapest option don't we? In this case it would be false economy. I have 100% respect for Neil Adams but I hope we go for a more experienced manager.

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    CanaryWest

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

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