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19 May 2014

Chief Executive gives update on City manager hunt

DAVID McNally confirmed that the Canaries’ search for a new manager will extend into this week – but only so they can be sure to appoint the right person to the job.

The Club had originally stated that decision would be made within a week of last Sunday’s final match of the season against Arsenal, but the Chief Executive says the board are taking time to make the best call.

“It will probably take a little longer but not a lot,” he said.

“We are pleased with the way the search is being managed, it will perhaps take a few days longer than indicated but that is days.

“I’m sure Norwich City fans are more concerned that we do the right thing rather than hit a deadline.”

McNally was taking part in a live phone-in on BBC Radio Norfolk, alongside joint majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones.

“It will be any time now. It’s actually very complex, we don’t want to rush it, and the only thing that is going to occur is that we wouldn’t be able to please everybody but we are voted every year to the board of this football club at the AGM,” added Smith.

“I would say that whoever you appoint as a football manager will be a risk, nobody has a crystal ball, nobody is going to know.

“The reason we all go to football matches is because we can’t predict what is going to happen. If we could and did it would be boring. So off we go, it’s a roller coaster but a roller coaster we all love.”

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