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Alan Irvine leaves Norwich City

9 June 2017

NORWICH City can confirm that Alan Irvine has left the Club with immediate effect.

Irvine joined Alex Neil’s coaching team as first team coach back in July 2016 from Blackburn Rovers, before taking the role as caretaker manager when Neil left the Club in March 2017.

The Club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Alan for his professionalism and support in taking on the interim role for the final 10 matches of last season – which saw the team register five wins, two draws and three defeats in the Sky Bet Championship – including a 7-1 defeat of play-off finalists Reading at Carrow Road.

City’s Sporting Director Stuart Webber commented: "Everybody at Norwich City would like to thank Alan and wish him well for the future.

"He stepped in with 10 games left of last season and did a great job in challenging circumstances and we thank him for this.

"We have had a chat together about a role here and Alan has decided that he would like to move on at this time to explore a future challenge and we respect his decision and wish him all the very best."

Alan Irvine said: "I've said before that I would review my position in the summer.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my 10 games as Caretaker Manager and that time has made me realise how much I have missed the challenges which come with the manager's role.

"My ambition now is to return to management as quickly as possible. In the meantime I would like to thank the players and staff for their hard work and tremendous support and I wish everyone connected with the Club the very best for the future."

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