Alan Irvine Will Not Apply To Replace Sacked Alex Neil As Norwich City Manager

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Norwich interim boss Alan Irvine says he doesn’t want the job on a permanent basis.

He replaced Alex Neil and was held to a 2-2 draw by Blackburn in his first game in charge.

After the game, Irvine said: “I won’t apply for the job. I told Alex right from the beginning I am not a threat to him. With my age and experience that could have been regarded as such when I first came in.

“Even before I agreed to come I wanted that made clear. I can’t tell him that and then apply for the job.”

Irvine confirmed he has been asked by the board to take charge of the squad for next weekend’s home game against Barnsley.

“I got a phone call late on Friday afternoon, just as I thought I was going to have a quiet Friday night, and I was simply asked to take the team for this game and the next one,” he said. “When you are asked by the board to do that, that is what you do so I agreed to that. Alex came back to the training ground after the board meeting. It was good to see him.

I didn’t really know him prior to the summer when he was on a course with him. I think he is extremely diligent with his work, very, very thorough and I believe he has a really bright future as a manager but the board have made their decision

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