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16 June 2015

Boss: It's just the beginning

CITY are delighted to announce that manager Alex Neil has agreed a new and improved longer-term contract ahead of the Club’s return to the Barclays Premier League.

Neil has been the driving force behind a remarkable improvement in the Canaries’ fortunes since his appointment in January.

After taking over with the team in seventh place in the Sky Bet Championship, the 34-year-old won 17 of his 25 matches from that point, losing just three times.

That sensational run of form culminated in City beating Middlesbrough 2-0 in the Play-Off Final at Wembley last month to earn an instant return to the top flight.

Ahead of his first full campaign in charge, the ex-Hamilton boss has put pen-to-paper on a new improved deal and said: “I'm delighted to sign a new contract with Norwich City.

“Both parties were taking a chance when I was appointed but it's worked out very well for all involved, and I'm happy this has been sorted before the season gets underway.

“I've really enjoyed my five months at the Club, hopefully it is just the beginning as we now look forward to playing in the Barclays Premier League."

City Chief Executive David McNally added: “For us this summer it was the most important piece of business to ensure Alex had a much-deserved new contract.

“He galvanised the football club after arriving in January, and we’re certain that Norwich City will continue to progress under his management.

“We’re delighted that the Club and Alex will be working together as we continue to prepare for the start of the new Barclays Premier League season.”

Neil will find out who his Canaries team will be lining up against on the opening day of the campaign when the 2015-16 fixtures are released at 9am on Wednesday, June 17.

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