Norwich City boss Alex Neil is part of the Premier League circus

Norwich City boss Alex Neil knows the pressure is on Newcastle United. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Fo

Norwich City boss Alex Neil knows the pressure is on Newcastle United. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil expects to be in the firing line as Norwich City boss, but the Canaries' chief is not worried by the high casualty rate in the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers and Dick Advocaat were the first top-flight managers to go over the international break, and Neil knows he is part of a 'ridiculous' circus.

'It is just like silly season really,' he said. 'The pressure comes from the money involved. That is the bottom line.

'Clubs are desperate to stay at this level because of the finances involved and that puts undue pressure on people who, given time, might turn out to be good managers or certainly do a good job. Unfortunately that is modern football.

'In my brief time in England, which is from January until now, I could pretty much work my way through the whole Premier League and every manager has been under pressure.


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'We are talking about guys like (Jose) Mourinho, (Manuel) Pellegrini at Manchester City, (Louis) van Gaal and all of them at one time or another have supposedly had a few games to save their job.

'It is ridiculous. You just have to deal with it. My turn will come, no doubt, but I am not particularly worried. We are fine, we know what we are trying to do and what it will take to push this club forward.'

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