Former Norwich City boss playing his part in promotion assault

Former Norwich City boss Glenn Roeder. Picture: Archant

Former Norwich City boss Glenn Roeder. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant � 2007

He wasn't everyone's cup of tea at Carrow Road but former Norwich City boss Glenn Roeder is playing his part in Stevenage's League Two promotion push.

As managerial advisor to Darren Sarll, Roeder has helped the Hertfordshire side to the fringes of the automatic promotion places.

Sarll admits the 61-year-old's experience has been invaluable and that Stevenage wouldn't be where they are without him.

'Glenn makes a massive difference to me,' Sarll said. 'Glenn gives me the benefit of experience and the benefit of 'I've seen this before Darren and maybe we should deal with it this way or maybe we should deal with it that way'.

'I've got a sounding board for everything I do and everything I want to do. At times we disagree, a lot of the time we disagree, but whatever happens, when we come out of the tunnel at 3pm we are both perfectly behind each other in the decisions we make.

'I think that is really important. Ultimately I have to make that final decision and some in my time I've got hugely wrong but some I've got massively right. Glenn - vice-versa. It's very much a partnership and I appreciate what he does for me and he looks out for my best interests both on the pitch and off the pitch.'

Roeder has not been involved in management since his sacking at Norwich City in 2009, a campaign which saw the Canaries eventually relegated to League One.

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But after acting as an advisor to Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri between April and December 2015 ended up at Stevenage and alongside Sarll, has helped mastermind a promotion assault.

'I can't be where I am without Glenn and the team can't be where they are at the moment without any of the staff or any of the players,' added Sarll. 'We can't be where we are at the moment without Jobi McAnuff, or Steve Schumacher or Chris Day.

'So it is very much a team and it is very much a directive that we work together. Whether we agree, disagree, like each or don't like each other, it's irrelevant, we are all just concerned about trying to win.'

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