May 22, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT
Neil Adams could not save Norwich City’s season, but he’s going to get the chance to lead them back to the Premier League.
Given the manager’s chair with the floundering Canaries nearing a departure from the top flight under Chris Hughton, Adams and company were relegated. The coach earned just one point in his time at the helm of a sinking ship.
Still, the Norwich hierarchy loves them some Adams.
“He is a very talented coach who is hungry to succeed, playing the kind of football we want to see,” said chief executive David McNally.
“Neil impressed us when he stepped up to the plate for the last five games of the season in the most trying of circumstances and he’s continued to impress us during a very rigorous round of talks about the full-time managerial position.
“We have the nucleus of an excellent squad and Neil will be given funds to refresh and strengthen the squad where required.”
Adams, 48, is still in search of his first win, as Norwich went 1D-4L to close out the season. He plans on bringing attractive football to a Canaries squad that isn’t lacking in talent (assuming there aren’t too many departures):
“Work starts straight away on putting into place the necessary requirements for next season,” added Adams.”The priority is to ensure that attacking, attractive and winning football is once again the norm for supporters of this club, and I can assure everyone that we will all be working as hard as possible to achieve our objective of returning this club back to where it belongs.”
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