Neil Adams returns to Norwich City in new loan role

Former Norwich manager Neil Adams is back at the club in a new role overseeing the club's loanees. P

Former Norwich manager Neil Adams is back at the club in a new role overseeing the club's loanees. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Former Norwich City manager Neil Adams is back at Carrow Road in a new role overseeing the Canaries' loan business.

City confirmed Adams' return on Friday evening, with the FA Youth Cup winning coach taking on the role of loans' manager with immediate effect.

Adams, who left his first team post in January with the Canaries' seventh in the Championship following an FA Cup loss at Preston, will work closely with the club's football management board, Alex Neil's management team and the academy to help oversee the progress and development of Norwich City players who move on loan to other clubs.

'We are delighted to welcome Neil back to Colney as we said we would when his time as our manager came to an end in January,' said chief executive David McNally, speaking to the club's official site. 'Neil has always been a fantastic servant to this football club and his knowledge of players, his coaching experience and his understanding of the modern loan market will all be a huge asset in this newly-created role.

'This will help the club to ensure our players receive maximum benefit from their time spent on loan and provide best-in-class monitoring of their progress while playing with other clubs.

'In addition, the loan market is an increasingly significant element of financial activity for top clubs and Neil will be responsible for helping us to maximise our efficiency in this area of our strategy.'

Adams had briefly spent time as part of the coaching set-up at England youth level since his departure from Carrow Road and studying for his Uefa Pro-Licence.

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'I'm really pleased to be back at the club,' he said. 'It's a key new role and I'm looking forward to getting started straight away.'

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