Your PinkUn: Who should be the next Norwich City manager?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
11:14 AM

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?

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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.

 

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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.”

 

40 comments

  • I find it unbelievable... Firstly, that nobody has thought through the fact that putting and open poll on the internet would generate spurious results (no sign-in and automated reposts are allowed); Secondly, that having realised their mistake, Archant journalists didn't pull the poll; and thirdly that they - anyone - would believe the results and publish them under a heading that "Norwich fans" had voted. Rubbish on all counts. I've spent just over a year abroad and am astounded at the deterioration at NCFC over the period, and even more astounded at the deterioration in reporting on NCFC by Archant.

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    Robin Hood

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • This poll is an utter joke. 99% of NCFC fans dont have a clue who ralf rangnick is past a google search. Anyone who has half a clue knows he wont be coming to NCFC anytime soon.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • sorry to spoil your day but they have, they going with Lennon which is a bad move. Stupid, another poor board decision, seems they havent learnt their lessons!

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    mike scho

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • Highland Canary - I just hope that Norwich don't go with Neil Lennon. I live in Scotland and watch a lot of football up here and Celtic have no challengers which makes it easy for Lennon to win the league. He also comes with a lot of political baggage and I think he would only see Norwich as a stepping stone to a bigger club (if he did succeed). We need someone in for the long haul who has NCFC running through their blood, a combination of Malky and Adams would give us this, Malky's experience and enthusiasm of Adams

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    Tj

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • Agree regarding Assombolonga chaps. Looks a real good prospect. On case of Fergie JR my friends who are Peterborough season ticket holders hate him. Adrian Durham on Talksport isnt a fan of him either and he's a boro fan. Made the jump to the Championship before and failed with Preston as well which would worry me.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • Oh I do like the new look Archant Poll as it seems to be linked to Google I get to view it it Indonesian here and it makes as much sense as some of the tactics last season! Of the candidates in the list I agree with M33 and I would say Neil Warnock has the CV to do achieve the bounce bcak, but I think he is enjoying media work too much. I think the curve ball in the equation is that WBA are now looking the choices been championed here would look to that position first and therefore we may not get the choice we want. I look at the likes of Russel Slade at Orient and his management style where he has achieved well with a small squad etc. I think we need someone of the ilk. Of the list, apart from Warnock, I would stick with NA and give him a few months to see how it goes. At the end we will all have to wait and see what the board delivers,hopefully not ...another shrimp on the barbie Sheila !. OTBC

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    Jakarta (ex-Singapore) Canary

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • Not sure if NB is serious about Darren Ferguson for NCFC but I do get to see some of Posh's games and would recommend our new manager makes a beeline to London Road and sign their top scorer Assombolonga. That should be easier now that Fergie jnr has failed in the play offs.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • Darren Ferguson, is a manager that Norwich should pursue. He currently managers a squad of players every much akin to the Norwich squad. He would come cheap and would be one of the more realistic candidates who would be willing to take a chance with Norwich. They could certainly do a lot worse.

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    NB

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • There seems to be a rush to appoint a new man. I would like to see someone who is not well known but has done very well in the lower divisions. The same old names keep cropping up. Why Lennon, whose only experience is managing Celtic. A team that is the only runner in the one horse race called the SPL. Mike Phelan has been out of management all season, by far the most experienced at the very highest level, but was not approached when it was obvious that City were in desperate trouble around December of lats year. This board seems have an agenda of its own.

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    stormy

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Not somebody I'd want but im surprised Martin Jol hasnt been linked with us yet or even in the running list consisting of millions of names.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Ralf Rangnick went from literally 37 votes to 1000+ in the space of 45 minutes. If I wanted to I could vote again and again. nothing prevents it.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Are the 88 others all Popovic?

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    JMH

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • ***In shock sports news today, Norwich City Football Cluc reveal that the appoint of the new manager won't be a new manager at all. Chris Hughton has returned after a promotional stunt by the Canaries that allowed Chris time off for a brief holiday to allow him to "collect his thoughts". In a statement issued to the BBC Hughton says "I rue having to do that to poor ol' Adamsy, but the stress of it all was getting me down. Big Dave said I looked a bit peaky, so we orchestrated this rouse in order for me to have some time off and come back reinvigorated. I know the boys will be happy to see me back, and I'm looking forward to another season in the big bad Premier League!" "Chris... Norwich got relegated..." "To where? League Two??" So there you it, unbelievable news at Carrow Road then...***

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    Morgan Hewitt

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • @Mattias333 I thought someone had been messing with the vote too. Google poll is far too open to abuse

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    James Dougall

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Is someone (likely an Ipswich fan) really that bored that they are constantly voting for Ralf Rangnick over and over. As usual a Pinkun poll fails. Social media for voting is shocking! Its no better than the club asking fans to vote for POTS via social media. Ralf Rangnick has currently recieved over 1000 votes. Followed by Lennon with just over 400.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • I remember that Sherwood was extremely unpopular here as a player. I think in those days he saw himself as a male model. Probably even sent himself Valentine cards. I remember having to wait for ages to present him with his m.o.m award after that 6 two home defeat by Forest (one of those match sponsorship things). Older and wiser now and with a good sense of humour. I wouldn't mind him as manager.

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    Steely Dan

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Spot on chap. Im naturally pessimistic. Infact this season was the one season I was optimistic and we got relegated! I get feeling we will flirt with the playoffs most the season but end up similar to Reading this season just missing out. If we couldnt get 1st or 2nd i'd hate to go through the playoffs again anyway. Blooming no good for the heart that lark!

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • i'm not being too pessimistic here - more realistic, but I can't see a straight bounce back whatever the weather. one great thing is, 0 debt

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    Morgan Hewitt

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Dont disagree @James Dougall . All the names on the list above have good or bad points, Sherwood just seems way to much of a gamble for us in this vital season ahead. Who ever we go for it'll be a gamble, just gotta make sure its a gamble that pays off.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Lack of experience? No different to Adams. Makes no difference anyway; we'll end up with Mackay, I was just getting exicted for Sherwood. I'd have thought he harbours the notion of managing at the top level but he needs to start somewhere...

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    Morgan Hewitt

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Im usually open to every opinion even those I disagree with but I remember how much Glenn Roeder hurt this club and its support and I just see so much of him in Sherwood with his comments over the course of his short spell in charge of Spurs. Always seemed a stop gap for me to get them to the summer when others may be on the market. Dont get me wrong he may go on to be a great coach\manager some day but he showed a lot of rookie mistakes in my eyes and didnt really improve them on AVB. Loved how he got the fan out the crowd at the weekend but then once again he opened his mouth after the game an made it sound like nobody is allowed to question his methods and choices as manager. Its a part of the game. Everyone always thinks they know best or better. Roeder was very much like that with his "I forgot your time as England Manager" lines (as well as the ones directed at Neil Adams about never being the manager of anything more than a kids team). Truly worries me what will happen if we went with Tim in such a vital 1st season out of the top flight.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • @Mattias333 There are bad points to every manager on this list and I can easily name them. I'm not sure he's the answer but Sherwood does have some things going for him. Despite losing to us he's got the best win rate for a Spurs PL manager. He wants to bring through youth. He likes a more attacking style. He he beaten us Spurs would have had the best away record in the league. Yes he lost it a few times with the press but considering the way Spurs treated him that's not a surprise really. His lack of experience would be my biggest concern

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    James Dougall

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • M333 I've never seen you so passionate as you are against Sherwood - I hear what you say about some of his comments and the fact he lost to us... However I do admire his passion and feel that that's what we need back at CR. (Having said that I'd have Lambert back tomorrow...)

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    JMH

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • i meant, direct connections; like how everyone champions Mackay. Big deal, Norwich beat spurs. But that was one game. Spurs still made into Europe. What's your bright idea then?

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    Morgan Hewitt

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Stay away from norwich connections, swiftly followed up next sentence by appoint the ex ncfc player Tim Sherwood. Interesting. If everyone wants another Roeder incharge who dismisses anyone questioning his choices as manager with quotes like "you've never played the game" then Pick Sherwood. Hes a tactical genius as well. Masterminded his Spurs side to be one of the few clubs to lose to NCFC. Out of everyone hes the one with danger wrote in captial letters above it the most.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • stay away from Norwich connections - get sherwood and you've got your poster boy that might encourage certain players to stay...

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    Morgan Hewitt

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Tim Sherwood is now available,get him now ,before he mov es elsewhere.

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    Robbo

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Ralf Rangnick hasn't managed anyone for 3 years, not sure he even wants to manage anymore. Don't get why people vote for Lennon either. He's got the easiest job in football. Do we really want someone not used to competition? I'm not the biggest Malky fan when it comes to his management but at least he knows English football and recently got a team out of the championship.

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    James Dougall

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • I see Ralf Rangnick is now 2nd favourite in the pinkun poll. Guess everyone had enough time to google search his name and now feel hes the man to takes us forward. Bit like when they watched a youtube video of RVW and decided to immediately pop down the club shop and get his name on the new NCFC top before even watching him in person.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Ralf Rangnick?? Who on earth put him in the list? No chance. Might as well add Jose Mourinho as well.

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    CanaryWest

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Please lord to tim. :'(

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Tim Sherwood now available!

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    Albert Horton

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • I still hope the club pulls a real shock on us and pulls a massive coup off getting someone we never really thought possible. Someone not even mentioned. Guessing we will know by this time next week!

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Appears Lennon is the clear favourite with the fans. Im so open on the subject now. At first I was immediately saying no to the likes of Malky & Lennon. However when you look at the list of candidates that in reality would be real targets, there isn't much to choose from. Who ever it is, it'll be a massive gamble and one we all have to hope works out. If you put a gun to my head and said pick one of the names of the list given above I really dont think i'd 100% be able to pick one. Likely easiy to say who I wouldn't want. Tim Sherwood is top of that list. Very much in the league of Roeder when it comes to lack of class and arrogants. Fair enough it was mildly funny inviting the fan who sits behind him at Spurs to the dug out to manage the team sunday but he consistently snaps at journalists when they question his methods or selection and even said the classic "you've never played the game" line when they lost to West Ham and was asked whether the players have to ask questions of themselves. Tactically hes very basic in his approach and heck, even we managed to beat Spurs this season. I certainly wouldnt want Zola or Di Matteo either. Warnock is someone I despise but if we went down the route of someone with a track record of getting clubs out of the championship it be him. Issue with Warnock is I question his passion for the game now. He keeps saying on the radio and tv that he's quite happy doing his media work. In reality it has to be Malky or Lennon. With Malky his passion for the club would never be in doubt and he clearly will be a man wanting to prove Cardiff wrong, its just his tactical approach that concerns me and I worry the fans of our club will be complaining by December. The style doesn't bother me too much as long as we sign the players to make it work, that was Hughtons major issue. Ignore the fact Lennon manages a side in a low quality league, hes a winner and ambitious. I worry about about his tactical views when Celtic have played real quality sides but certainly wouldnt be as reserved as Malkys (or hughtons!).

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • I really can't see how Adams has even been mentioned as a possible choice. If he had ambitions to manage he would've worked through the ranks already. Just supporting a club isn't enough at this level. Is he on anyone else's wish list at the moment?! Exactly. I would like to see Lennon, sheerwood or Clarke. All would make us competitive and don't suffer fools.

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    Norfolk boy in Hackney

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • They need to be someone with managerial experience in English football with some success. It's not the time to take risks. With the lack of goals and decent chances being created really needs to be someone with more of attacking mindset who can bring some ideas and confidence into the forward line. It would be good to keep Adams in the set up somewhere.

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    James Dougall

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Phelan with Adams as his assistant.

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    la barbe

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Although I did cast a vote here, I would rather the paper left such things to the board and done with it. However, I really want to see a British manager as he will be more likely to recruit mainly English players as I prefer to stay with so called grass roots football. One thing is for sure, few of our non-British players actually set the world alight for us this season, Olsson apart and even then he came to us from Blackburn. I hope Ruddy stays with us next season but if he goes I would welcome back Rudd as he is Norfolk born and Bred and it is nice to see local lads such as the Murphy twins represent the club.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • David William Moyes

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    Dubai Canary

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Oscar Garcia resigns from Brighton, Hmmmm I wonder?

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    spanishcanary

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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