14:00 5th January 2015
by Norwich City Football Club
Adams resigns as manager with immediate effect
NORWICH City can confirm Neil Adams has resigned as manager with immediate effect. The process of appointing a new manager to take the Club forward is already underway.
Meanwhile, First Team Coach Mike Phelan will take charge of team matters until the new manager is confirmed.
Former Canary winger and successful youth team coach Adams will take a break from the game before returning to work for the Club in July, in a role to be confirmed at a later date.
Adams was appointed to the first team manager’s position on a full-time basis in May 2014 after a brief five-game spell as caretaker at the end of the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League campaign.
Following the Sky Bet Championship defeat at Reading on December 28, the Canaries currently sit seventh in the league table. After Saturday’s FA Cup Third Round exit at the hands of Preston North End, Adams met for discussions with the Board and agreed to resign.
Neil Adams commented: “I firmly believe that we are still on course for a crack at promotion back to the Premier League. That is where this club belongs.
“However, I feel it is in the best interests of the team that an immediate change is made in order to ensure a positive impact on results.
“It goes without saying that I sincerely hope the team achieves success this season and I would like to say a huge thank you to the supporters who have backed me during my tenure as manager.”
The Club would like to thank Neil for his hard work and dedication during his time as manager and over many years as a player and coach. Everybody at Norwich City looks forward to working with him again when he returns in the summer.
The Club will not be commenting any further at this time.