Neil Adams resigns as Norwich City manager
16:18 05 January 2015
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Neil Adams has resigned as Norwich City manager.
Neil Adams through the years
Neil Adams' goal against Leeds. Picture: Adrian Judd.
Norwich City Football Club in 2009/10 . Neil adams (left) and Ricky Martin (right). Photo: Adrian Judd .
Neil Adams celebrates Norwich City's 3-0 win at Brentford. Photo: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd.
Neil Adams applauds the traveling support at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at the Ipro Stadium, Derby . Photo: Paul Chesterton.
Neil Adams hugs Cameron Jerome of Norwich as he is replaced during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture: Paul Chesterton.
Norwich First Team Coach Mike Phelan, Neil Adams and Preston Manager Simon Grayson during the FA Cup match at Deepdale, Preston. Picture: Paul Chesterton.
A GOAL FROM NEIL ADAMS ON THE NCFC CENTENARY DAY AT CARROW ROAD. NORWICH CITY X1 PLAY HARWICH & PARKESTON X1.
NORWICH CITY V. OXFORD UTD. NEIL ADAMS HEADS TURFWARDS.
NORWICH V WATFORD. NEIL ADAMS TACKLES.
FORMER NORWICH CITY PLAYER NEIL ADAMS WITH HIS PINK 'UN.
NEIL ADAMS PLAYING GOLF
Action from the FA Youth Cup final at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Norwich City - Neil Adams with the trophy. Picture: Matthew Usher.
Norwich v Bradford on November 7, 1998.
Neil Adams and Ricky Martin at Colney for the start of Norwich City's Premier League campaign. Photo: Bill Smith
Neil Adams with the Murphy twins, Jacob, left, and Joshua, at the press conference. Picture: Denise Bradley.
Neil Adams is officially announced at a press conference at Carrow Road. Picture: Denise Bradley
Some of the NCFC Youth Team, Neil Adams, 3rd left, and academy manager Ricky Martin celebrate with the FA Youth Cup. From left, Cameron McGeehan, Jacob Murphy, Harry Toffolo, Carlton Morris, and Kyle McFadden. Picture: Denise Bradley
Neil Adams celebrates with the FA Youth Cup. Picture: Denise Bradley
Neil Adams with new signing, Lewis Grabban. Picture: Denise Bradley
The Canaries released a brief statement on their official Twitter feed on Monday afternoon confirming the club’s former FA Youth Cup winning coach had tendered his resignation as first team manager before a full statement which confirmed first team coach Mike Phelan will take charge of team matters until the new manager is confirmed.
Adams departs with Norwich seventh in the Championship and dumped out of the FA Cup at League One Preston on Saturday.
The club statement read: “Norwich City can confirm Neil Adams has resigned as manager with immediate effect. After Saturday’s FA Cup Third Round exit at the hands of Preston North End, Adams met for discussions with the board and agreed to resign.
“The process of appointing a new manager to take the club forward is already underway. The club would like to thank Neil for his hard work and dedication during his time as manager and over many years as a player and coach. Everybody at Norwich City looks forward to working with him again when he returns in the summer. The club will not be commenting any further at this time.”
Former Canary winger and youth coach Adams will take a break from the game before returning to work for the club in July, in a role to be confirmed at a later date.
“I firmly believe that we are still on course for a crack at promotion back to the Premier League. That is where this club belongs,” Adams told the club’s official site. “However, I feel it is in the best interests of the team that an immediate change is made in order to ensure a positive impact on results.
“It goes without saying that I sincerely hope the team achieves success this season and I would like to say a huge thank you to the supporters who have backed me during my tenure as manager.”
Adams was appointed to the first team manager’s position on a full-time basis in May 2014 after a brief five-game spell as caretaker at the end of the 2013/14 Premier League campaign.