David McNally’s departure divides opinion amongst Norwich City fans

Norwich's then Chairman Alan Bowkett and Chief Executive David McNally before a game against Wigan i

Norwich's then Chairman Alan Bowkett and Chief Executive David McNally before a game against Wigan in 2013. Photo: Paul Chesterton - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The Canary Nation is divided on David McNally's decision to resign from Norwich City.

More than 1,000 people voted in our online poll, following official confirmation on Monday of McNally's resignation as chief executive was 'unanimously accepted' by the club's board.

52pc of those polled felt McNally was wrong to step down, with 36pc in favour of his decision to end a seven-year stint that saw the Canaries rise from League One to the Premier League and wipe out a £23m debt on the balance sheet.

McNally revealed he had offered to resign following a 1-0 Premier League defeat to Manchester United on Saturday that pushed City to the brink of relegation, before later retracting his statement in a series of tweets on social media.

Director of Finance Steve Stone replaces McNally as interim chief executive ahead of the final home Premier League game of the season tomorrow against Watford.


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The club statement read: 'The board of directors has unanimously agreed to accept his resignation and would like to place on record their sincere gratitude for David's game-changing contribution to the football club since he joined in the summer of 2009. David played a leading role as the club erased crippling debts and rose from the lower reaches of League One to the Premier League.

'Everyone at Carrow Road wishes him all the very best for the future. The board and everybody at the club is totally focused on supporting Alex and the players, as we head in to Wednesday night's vital Premier League game against Watford at Carrow Road.'

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