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Club issues update on football and recruitment structure

Norwich City can now confirm details of an updated football and recruitment departments at the club.

Neil Adams has been promoted to the role of assistant sporting director, whilst Lee Dunn will step up into the position of head of recruitment.

Former City midfielder Andrew Hughes has been appointed as the club’s new loan player manager, with John Iga joining as head of data and innovation.

City legend Adams will continue to work closely with the club’s sporting director, Stuart Webber, helping oversee and manage all football operations and strategy across the club.

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Dunn moves to the position of head of recruitment, managing all technical and recruitment staff across the club’s first team and academy.

After spells with Torquay United and Bristol Rovers, Dunn joined Norwich as a first team performance analyst from Everton in 2013, working as part of Chris Hughton’s backroom staff.

He then transitioned into the role of head of performance analysis in the summer of 2015, before later becoming head of performance and recruitment analysis.

Hughes (pictured below), whose playing career spanned 19 years across eight clubs, will assume all responsibility for incoming and outgoing loan deals across the club.

After hanging up his boots, Hughes has since held coaching roles at Bolton Wanderers, Rotherham United, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday.

He was also part of David Wagner’s staff at Huddersfield Town that secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2016/17 season.

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Iga, meanwhile, was most recently head of performance services at Huddersfield Town. He has also previously headed up the academy sports science and medicine department at Wolves and the sports science department at the Football Association.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk, sporting director Stuart Webber said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to implement these changes across our footballing and recruitment areas.

“One of Kieran Scott’s objectives was to identify and work on a succession plan for his role. Lee was always the obvious candidate to take on this important role and has been working towards this for some time.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked very closely with Neil during my time with the club. He brings a wealth of experience and some great attributes to this new role.

“Neil will take on some of my responsibilities, allowing me to drive forward and progress other areas of the club.

“We’re also delighted to have both Andrew Hughes and John Iga on board.

“Andrew will help continue to grow what has been a very successful loan management programme over the last few years. He has a huge amount of experience from his playing and coaching days, which can only help our players on their loan journeys.

“With John, the area of data and innovation is growing at a rapid rate within football, and we feel he is the right fit to help drive us forward in this area. We’re excited to have someone of his calibre on board.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of Norwich City, of which every player and staff member is extremely grateful for.”

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