Norwich name Roeder as new manager

Championship club Norwich City have named Glenn Roeder as new manager.

The former West Ham and Newcastle boss takes over from Peter Grant, who parted company with the Coca-Cola Championship strugglers on October 9 following a wretched run of results.

Roeder, 51, has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Norwich head into Sunday's East Anglia derby with Ipswich at Carrow Road sitting bottom of the table with just two wins and eight points from 13 games.

They have lost seven and drawn one of their last eight league games, their last victory coming at home to Crystal Palace on September 15.

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Chairman Roger Munby told the club's official website: "After a lengthy and diligent search I'm more than delighted to confirm Glenn Roeder is the board's unanimous choice as the next Norwich City manager."

Caretaker boss Jim Duffy - who was Grant's assistant - has left Carrow Road.

Roeder's last managerial experience was at Newcastle and, after spells at West Ham, Watford and Gillingham, the Canaries' board believe he has the experience to steer them away from danger.

Joint majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones believe Roeder's standing in the game will also prove a bonus.

Smith said: "Glenn's experience in taking on clubs in difficult situations and improving their fortunes is clearly relevant to us.

"He carries enormous respect in the game, both from players and other managers.

"We are absolutely delighted that he has agreed to join us and we are all really looking forward to working with him."

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