Norwich set sights on top flight experience for new manager

Norwich chief executive David McNally revealed the club are looking for a manager with "top-league" experience.

Norwich chief executive David McNally revealed the club are looking for a manager with "top-league" experience.

The Canaries are on the look-out for a new manager after Paul Lambert left for Aston Villa last week.

"The search is certainly a European search," McNally told the Eastern Daily Press. "We are looking for somebody who has got top-league experience.

"I don't think the candidate necessarily has to have Premier League experience - but they have to have top-league experience.

"If, for example, you have managed in Serie A, La Liga, the Bundesliga, they are some of the toughest leagues in the world too. So why on earth if there is a candidate in one of those leagues who was available and we felt was right for us should we say no to them just because they haven't managed in the Premier League?"

McNally refused to be drawn on who is in the frame, but was keen to point out that he is after a manager of the highest calibre.

He added: "We have names in mind, of course, and we are now thinking deeply, and long into the night, about the characteristics, the specifications if you like, and we are looking at the qualities that the new manager must have.

"They include hunger, commitment, desire, and then the usual things that we look for when we appointed Paul - knowledge, skill, relevant experience and then the glue which holds it all together, which is attitude."

 

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