Norwich City is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the club’s former youth director and chief executive Gordon Bennett.
Bennett joined City in 1988, working across the club’s youth setup. He was widely known for his dedication and commitment to youth football and played a key role in bringing the likes of Craig Bellamy, Jamie Cureton, Chris Llewellyn, Andy Johnson and Darren Eadie to the club.
In 1996, Bennett, who was also a trained accountant, became chief executive of the club. He was widely credited for guiding the club through a challenging financial period.
He was the driving force behind several supporter-led schemes, one of which helped generate a significant sum of money that would be invested back into the club’s academy.
He left City in 1999 to take over as chief executive at Scottish side Aberdeen.
In 2003 he was one of the inaugural names inducted into the Norwich City Hall of Fame.
The thoughts and condolences of everyone at Norwich City are with Gordon’s family and friends at this difficult time.