Norwich City’s director of football recruitment Ewan Chester set to leave

Ewan Chester.

Ewan Chester. - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2012

Norwich City's new football management board will not include former chief scout Ewan Chester, as the Scot is set to leave Carrow Road this summer.

A statement issued by the Canaries has revealed that Chester will leave his current role as director of football recruitment this summer 'due to personal reasons'.

It will bring an end to a second spell with City for the former Rangers and Birmingham City chief scout, who was also part of the backroom set-up at Carrow Road during Paul Lambert's time as manager.

Chester was appointed in May 2010, ahead of City's return to the Championship, but left in August 2011 as Lambert began trying to establish the Canaries in the Premier League.

That led to Chester joining up with Chris Hughton at Birmingham City.

When Hughton was then appointed as Norwich manager in the summer of 2012, Chester also came back to Norfolk and was responsible for the international scouting network which brought the likes of Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Leroy Fer to the club.

But Hughton's exit and City's relegation back to the Championship have led to Chester again leaving.

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A statement issued on the club's official website this afternoon said: 'City will appoint a new director of football recruitment in due course, with that individual forming part of the football management board alongside chief executive David McNally, first-team manager Neil Adams and a technical director.

'The club would like to place on record its thanks to Ewan and wish him well for the future.'

With Adams' permanent appointment as manager announced last week, the new regime tasked with getting City back to the Premier League as soon as possible is beginning to take shape.

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