Stuart Webber closes in on Norwich City’s new head coach
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Norwich City's sporting director Stuart Webber aims to unveil the Canaries' new head coach within 'two to three weeks' of the Championship finale against QPR on May 7.
Webber is prepared to wait for the right man to drive a major summer overhaul of the existing playing squad at Carrow Road.
Huddersfield's former head of football operations has already shaken up the club's recruitment department with a trio of high profile departures, headed by Ricky Martin. In a wide-ranging interview with City fans' site, Along Come Norwich, Webber made it clear finding Alex Neil's successor is his top priority.
'I think within two or three weeks after QPR. I think it will depend on the situation they're in at their respective clubs, and then when their season is finished, how quickly we can make it work in terms of the club that they're at, either in this country or abroad,' he said. 'I know it's a little bit frustrating but that is what it is. In the background all the work's going on in terms of the squad, cleansing it a little bit and getting to know each player.
'One advantage of me coming early is, as much as it was difficult to deal with Huddersfield, is it gives me six weeks to really assess the club, from the players to the staff that are at the training ground, the facilities, to everything. So when a head coach comes, its not like two new people trying to work it out, I can give them a real clear picture of which player wants to leave, which players are desperate to stay, we're going to offer this one a new contract and we've got a loan set up for this one. It becomes a real easy transition.'