Norwich appoint Alex Neil as new boss

Norwich hired Alex Neil as their new boss on Friday after he left his role as player-manager of Scottish club Hamilton.

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 09, 2015, 22:43 PM IST
Norwich appoint Alex Neil as new boss

London: Norwich hired Alex Neil as their new boss on Friday after he left his role as player-manager of Scottish club Hamilton.

Neil was targeted as Neil Adams` successor at Carrow Road after helping Hamilton into the Scottish Premiership in his first full season in charge.

The 33-year-old quit Hamilton, who are third in the Scottish top flight, take charge of a Norwich side who were only three points outside the Championship play-off spots when Adams resigned on Monday.

"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," Neil told Norwich`s website.

"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."

Neil will take charge of his first game on Saturday when Norwich travel to second tier leaders Bournemouth.