Norwich City set to appoint Alex Neil after Neil tells Hamilton he wants Canaries job

Alex Neil. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Alex Neil. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Norwich City are set to appoint Hamilton's player/boss Alex Neil on Thursday.

Reports in Scotland claim Neil was scheduled to meet his Hamilton squad on Thursday morning to announce his decision to join the Canaries.

The 33-year-old was in Norfolk on Wednesday to hold further talks with City chief executive David McNally and the club's football executive board before a tour of the stadium and the training ground.

STV report Hamilton will transfer as a player prior to taking up the position as manager. Norwich will have to pay compensation but both clubs expect to reach agreement over a financial package to release Neil, who guided Accies to promotion to the Scottish Premier League last season after beating Hibernian in the play-off final.

Neil has since plotted Hamilton's rise to third place in the Scottish top flight prior to the festive shutdown. His 39 points from 20 top flight games at Accies is the best start of any manager outside the Old Firm clubs in the modern-era.

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