Your PinkUn: Who should be the next Norwich City manager?
11:14 13 May 2014
This Saturday’s Pink Un will be all about you – the readers, the fans. Today we ask, who should be the next Norwich City manager and why?
Is Malky the man or has Neil Adams earned the right to try and lead the Canaries back to the Premier League?
Finding Norwich City’s next manager is now the top priority after the club’s Premier League relegation.
City’s board already have a short-list and confidently expect to make an appointment within the next few days. Malky Mackay was touted as one of the early frontrunners, but the former Canaries’ playing stalwart and Championship-winning manager at Cardiff has already been installed as one of the favourites, alongside Chris Hughton, to replace Pepe Mel after his West Brom exit.
Gianfranco Zola, Mike Phelan and current City boss Neil Adams are all viable alternatives to Mackay as Norwich look to the future and the onerous task of plotting a swift return to the top flight.
All this week we are running a PinkUn fan takeover - asking you the fan to give your views on a number of different subjects involving the club you love.
Every day we will pose a series of questions on this website, each with a different theme. We want you to take part in the poll and send in your overall views and thoughts.
The results will then be used in a special PinkUn supplement in the EDP and Norwich Evening News next Saturday.
Norwich City chief executive David McNally labelled Neil Adams as a ‘credible, serious contender’ to lead the Canaries’ Championship revival.
Adams is one of the leading potential candidates to replace Chris Hughton at Carrow Road with McNally acknowledging the club’s top brass can not afford to get the decision wrong.
“We’ve got a shortlist. We’ve got people that we’re talking to and people that we’ve spoken to. Neil Adams is a credible, serious contender, but we are talking to other people,” he said.
“It’s not a long list, it’s a short list, and we aim to get through that process quickly. There are three or four names on that list, and I’m sure there will be certain candidates come up because they’re seen as being available, but we don’t look at it necessarily like that.
"There may well be managers who we’re talking to who may well be available, and there may be others who are at other football clubs, so out of respect to them we’ll certainly keep things private and confidential.”