Stringer: Picking right man so important

Ex-Canaries boss Dave Stringer says Nigel Worthington will be looking for trust and a good relationship on and off the field with his new first team coach.

Ex-Canaries boss Dave Stringer says Nigel Worthington will be looking for trust and a good relationship on and off the field with his new first team coach.

Stringer speaks from experience, having enjoyed a good working relationship with Dave Williams during his five-year reign at Carrow Road, which ended in 1992.

Williams is still at Norwich, as Academy technical director, although he has been ruled out as a successor to Steve Foley, sacked a fortnight ago.

Stringer points to his relationship with Williams as part of the secret of the team's success son the pitch.


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could have a good relationship with both on and off the field.

“When I was manager I had a good coach in Dave Williams,” he told the club's web site. “He did an excellent job and is still at the club doing an excellent job.

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“I had worked with Dave before we became manager and coach so I knew him as well as he knew me so we always got on well.

“You need to get on well, not only on the football side of things. It's not good having someone there who doesn't fit in with the ideas you have because that can lead to conflict.

“It's an important position to fill.”

City say they are at an advanced stage in the recruitment and are keen to have someone in place well before the start of pre-season training.

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