Canaries boss unsure on future

12 May

Alex Neil says he is unconcerned by his own future following the confirmation of Norwich’s relegation.


Norwich: Canaries boss unsure on futureNorwich: Canaries boss unsure on future

The Canaries secured a 4-2 win over Watford on Wednesday but it was a case of too little too late for Norwich as Sunderland’s 3-0 win over Everton condemned them to an immediate return to the Championship.

Neil, who arrived as manager in January 2015, was asked about his future following the victory over the Hornets but he refused to discuss whether or not he would remain in charge.

David McNally resigned as chief executive in the wake of Saturday’s loss to Manchester United, but chairman Ed Balls declared Norwich’s backing for Neil publicly earlier this week.

Neil expects to hold talks with the Canaries hierarchy in the coming days to determine whether or not he will oversee an attempt to bounce back at the first attempt, but he was in no mood to discuss his future in the aftermath of Norwich’s relegation.

“My future doesn’t really concern me at this moment in time,” he said.

“I’m really disappointed and gutted that the club’s gone back down to the Championship and that we didn’t manage, under my management, this season to keep the club in the Premier League.


“I’m just trying to come to terms with what’s happened on the pitch and where we find ourselves.

“I want to sit down with the owners (Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones) and have a good chat with them.

“There’s a lot of soul searching and discussions to be had to decide which way the club is going to move forwards.”

The Norwich fans sang in support of Neil in the second half at Carrow Road and during a lap of appreciation following the final home game of the season.

Neil paid tribute to the supporters, and admitted he feels as if he has let the fans down.

He added: “That, for me, was really, really humbling.

“I feel as if I’ve let them down. I feel as if we’ve come up short as a group, as a club.

“For them to respond in that way, I didn’t expect. I think it’s really unusual. I can only thank them for that.”

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