Reynolds returns to Canaries backroom team
Neal Reynolds has rejoined Norwich City as head of physiotherapy.The 36-year-old, who starts work on Monday, has been with Premier League giants Arsenal since May, 2008.
Neal Reynolds has rejoined Norwich City as head of physiotherapy.
The 36-year-old, who starts work on Monday, has been with Premier League giants Arsenal since May, 2008. He first joined City in 2001, when he replaced the long-serving Tim Sheppard as physio, having worked previously at Oxford United and West Brom.
Reynolds was in Nigel Worthington's backroom team as City made the play-off final in 2002 and, two years later, when they won promotion to the Premier League. His first spell at Carrow Road ended during the Glenn Roeder era, when he was offered the role of assistant physio at Arsenal - soon after assistants Rod Dyer and Peter Shaw had left as the then City manager made sweeping staff changes.
'I've had some time away gaining some great experience with Arsenal in the Premier League and now I'm really excited about coming back,' he said. 'I can't wait to get started.'
City started the season with Simon Spencer as physio and Mark Garfoot as sports scientist - Spencer left Carrow Road in February while Garfoot departed soon after Bryan Gunn was sacked as manager last August.
Former Canaries midfielder Jim Brennan has hung up his boots. The 32-year-old is skipper of Toronto FC and will stay on as assistant to general manager Mo Johnson.
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Brennan joined City from Nottingham Forest in July, 2003, and made 48 appearances, helping the Canaries to win the First Division title in 2004 and then playing a handful of games in the top flight.
He joined Southampton in January, 2006 before becoming the first player signed by the then new franchise of Toronto FC laterf that year. His retirement hasn't been without controversy, with Brennan denying reports of a bust-up with coach Predrag (Preki) Radosavljevic.
Another former Canary, Carl Robinson, has also left Toronto as part of a shake-up.