Norwich City statement: we are learning from mistakes and building for a quick return

Norwich boss Alex Neil applauds the supporters after relegation was confimed, despite victory over W

Norwich boss Alex Neil applauds the supporters after relegation was confimed, despite victory over Watford. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City say they are already learning from the mistakes of the current season and building for an immediate return to the Premier League.

In a statement released on the club's official website the day after relegation was confirmed, City say they are fully focussed on supporting Alex Neil's team building plans.

The statement read: 'With last night's results confirming our relegation from the Barclays Premier League, the Norwich City Board of Directors and everybody at the club shares the pain and disappointment of our supporters.

'We are proud of our team's battling and spirited display in the 4-2 win over Watford in our final home game of the season. We were immensely proud and humbled as well by the passionate support our manager Alex Neil, his staff and the players received from the fans, throughout the game and after the final whistle.

'However, as a club, our number one objective this season was always to retain our Premier League status. We have fallen short of that target and work is already underway to learn from the mistakes that contributed to our failure this season.

'The immediate priority, as stated earlier in the week, is to recruit a new permanent chief executive to lead the club.

'The Board and the whole club is fully focused on supporting and resourcing team-building plans for the summer transfer window and into next season.

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'The Championship is a very tough league as we all know, but our firm objective will be to bounce back and achieve promotion to the Premier League at the first attempt, as we did in 2014-15.'

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