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Neil Adams is so proud to lead ‘his’ Norwich City into Premier League battle

PUBLISHED: 07:12 08 April 2014 | UPDATED: 07:13 08 April 2014

Neil Adams meets the media flanked by chief executive David McNally and club captain Russell Martin at his official unveiling as Norwich City boss on Monday. Photo: Bill Smith

Neil Adams meets the media flanked by chief executive David McNally and club captain Russell Martin at his official unveiling as Norwich City boss on Monday. Photo: Bill Smith

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Neil Adams admitted it took him just ‘two seconds’ to decide he was the right man to lead Norwich City’s Premier League survival quest.

Adams was officially unveiled as Chris Hughton’s successor on Monday and the FA Youth Cup winning coach knows the scale of the task ahead.

The Canaries have five games to preserve their top flight status, starting with this weekend’s trip to Fulham, and Adams realises the maths are simple both for him and the club.

“Yes, I have to keep Norwich City up. It is clear and simple. That is what we all have to work towards,” he said. “It depends on how we do and how I handle myself if I want to keep the job but we have to stay in this division. At Premier League level you are going to get all sorts of names linked and we have seen it right across the league this season on a daily basis. You just get on with your job. I can’t affect what happens in the media.

“I just focus on what I have to achieve. The supporters here deserve Premier League football and I am pretty sure they will back us all the way and we want to deliver it for them.”

Adams will do everything in his power to keep Norwich in the Premier League after accepting the shock offer from City’s board following the weekend’s 1-0 home defeat to West Brom.

“I first heard about it on Sunday and it took me two seconds to accept. It was an absolute no brainer, of course,” he said. “People know what this club means to me. I have been here almost 20 years as a player and a coach and to be offered the opportunity to manage the football club is an honour and a privilege to be leading the team I consider my club. I am looking forward to it with relish and I feel it is an objective we can achieve. Its not daunting. I know the run-in and the final four games but I am not even considering those. Saturday is the huge game.”

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