Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Alex Neil relishing challenge at Norwich City

9 January 2015

Norwich City have announced Alex Neil as their new boss after he left his post as player-manager of Hamilton.

The 33-year-old succeeds Neil Adams, who resigned on Monday, at Carrow Road after helping Hamilton into the Scottish Premiership in his first full season in charge north of the border.

He leaves Hamilton third in the top flight and takes over a Norwich side who are only three points outside the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off spots.

Neil told Norwich's official website: “I’m absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to manage a club of the stature of Norwich – it’s an exciting challenge at a huge club and one that I’m looking forward to.

“I’ve watched a lot of Premier League and Championship football over the years and I’ve always been really impressed with Carrow Road and the Norwich fans and the way they get the place going when they get behind the team.

“It’s a forward-thinking club with a fantastic infrastructure and big ambition, which matches my own ambitions.

“Of course I’m sad to leave Hamilton, a brilliant club which has been such a huge part of my life for so long. But when an opportunity as exciting as this with a Club like Norwich comes your way, you take it.

“The aim now is simply to win as many games as possible and move Norwich City up the table.”

City’s Chief Executive David McNally added: “We’re delighted that Alex has agreed to become Norwich City’s new manager and we hope he’s here for a long time.

“It was important for us to have somebody who had the drive, ambition and commitment to work as hard as it takes to take the Club forward.

“Lots of names were under consideration, but for us, as the Board of Norwich City Football Club, he was the unanimous choice and the first choice.”

Advertisement block