Jez Moxey - Alex Neil knows what is on the line at Norwich City

Norwich City chief executive Jez Moxey wants Alex Neil to turn results around quickly at Carrow Road

Norwich City chief executive Jez Moxey wants Alex Neil to turn results around quickly at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil is under no illusions he has to get Norwich City back to winning ways.

The Canaries' boss can still count on full support from the club's owners and chief executive Jez Moxey, but Neil must stop the rot at Carrow Road.

'He is in the results-driven business and he has got to win football matches for this football club. That is his job,' said Moxey. 'He more than anyone else realises it has to happen very quickly because it is uncomfortable for him, it is uncomfortable for the players, for the board, the staff and the supporters. What we are not going to do is add additional pressure on him or the team because we are going through a bad patch. We have confidence in him and the squad.

'We are disappointed at the current situation. The staff feel it, we feel it, the manager feels it. We don't want to be on the end of what are now three defeats in a row. That is not what Norwich City should be about. We should be about success. Of course there is a clear sense of disappointment, but I understand why the focus is on the manager. Every football manager of a well-run club is in the same position where results week in, week out are down to him.'

Moxey is convinced Neil can spark a revival following the international break after City slipped down to fifth in the Championship as a result of last weekend's 3-2 stoppage-time home defeat to Leeds United.


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'He is fully aware of his responsibility as the manager of this great football club and understands better than most the pressures that come with the job,' he said. 'It goes with the territory. If you have been a Premier League manager, in the Premier League, with Premier League players and you are in the Championship trying to get back there is an inevitable pressure and we talk regularly about all those issues.'

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