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Champi­on­ship: Norwich appoint Hamilton player/­manager Alex Neil as new boss


 
 
 

Championship side Norwich have confirmed the appointment of Hamilton player/­manager Alex Neil as their new boss.

The 33 year old replaces Neil Adams, who resigned earlier this week, his last game being a 2-0 FA Cup Third Round defeat at Preston.

Neil guided Hamilton to the Scottish Premier League last season after a play-off victory over Hibs. He leaves Hamilton currently third in the Scottish Premiership, four points behind leaders Aberdeen.

Speaking to the club's official website, Neil said,"I'm absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to manage a club of the stature of Norwich," 

"It's an exciting challenge at a huge club and one that I'm looking forward to."

"I've watched a lot of Premier League and Championship football over the years and I've always been really impressed with Carrow Road and the Norwich fans and the way they get the place going when they get behind the team,"

"It's a forward-thinking club with a fantastic in­fra­struc­tu­re and big ambition, which matches my own ambitions.

"Of course I'm sad to leave Hamilton, a brilliant club which has been such a huge part of my life for so long. But when an opportunity as exciting as this with a club like Norwich comes your way, you take it.

"The aim now is simply to win as many games as possible and move Norwich City up the table."

Norwich currently sit seventh in the Champi­on­ship, only three points outside the play-off places. His predecessor Adams had been in charge of the side during the latter stages of their time in the Premier League, but was unable to keep them up.

Neil's first game in charge will be Saturday's visit to leaders Bournemouth.

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