July 23 2014 Latest news:
Paddy Davitt, Norwich City Writer
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Neil Adams insists his first taste of Premier League management has whetted his appetite for more despite Norwich City’s perilous relegation struggle.
Adams has yet to claim a point from three tough outings as the Canaries have slipped into the bottom three ahead of tomorrow’s trip to title-challenging Chelsea and a home finale against FA Cup finalists Arsenal.
The City chief was at the Emirates earlier this week to scout the Gunners and found himself sat next to Cardiff counterpart Ole Gunnar Solksjaer who faces the same uphill battle to survive.
“Yes, it was pretty ironic how they gave us a seat next to each other. That wasn’t lost on me,” said Adams. “We didn’t really have a chance to have a chat because he went before the end and he was there late as well. We did have a brief chat and wished each other well in the quests that are facing us both.
“I have definitely got a hunger for this. I knew what I was facing when I came in and the magnitude of the last four games, but this is where you want to be. This is what you want to be doing, managing and coaching and playing against the highest calibre of team. We have to make sure we give everything we’ve got to enjoy this experience.”
Adams’ internal promotion had a positive impact against Fulham and Liverpool but City collapsed in the second half of a 4-0 defeat at Manchester United.
“At the end of the day it is all about results. A lot has been said about the recent performances and which ever manager you speak to they will all say the result determines if they have got things right or wrong,” he said. “It is a results-driven business. If you play negatively and win the game then you have achieved the objective you set out to do.
“If you don’t then you are open to criticism. Every manager has his own philosophy and his own ideas about how the game should be played. That changes from time to time but the result is the ultimate.”