May 21 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Andrew Surman has signed a new three-year contract with Norwich City, keeping him at Carrow Road until 2015.
The 25-year-old told the club’s official website: “It feels great. It’s an honour for me to sign another contract at Norwich City. I’ve really enjoyed my time here and I’m looking forward to another three years at the club.
“It has been amazing. Everyone keeps talking about these last three years at the club, winning two promotions and then staying in the Premier League.
“We’ve a new manager coming in now, and it’s a great time to build on what we did last season. Everything I’ve heard about the new manager is really good.
“He’s a football man, and a good man manager too. I haven’t met him just yet, but I’m looking forward to it as all the lads are. It’s going to be an exciting time next season.”
Norwich City boss Chris Hughton said: “Andrew did really well for Norwich last season and as manager I am pleased that he has accepted our offer of a new three-year deal.
“Since joining from Wolves he has continued to improve, and showed this by scoring some important goals in the Premier League last season.
“It’s a deal that is well-deserved, and hopefully he can pick up where he left off when we get back for pre-season.”
Surman added: “I think this has been the best season of my career. It was my second in the Premier League and it has been great.
“I think everyone has enjoyed it, and it’s exciting to see what going to happen next season now. Everyone has a point to prove whenever a new manager comes into a club, everyone will be on a level playing field again.
“You’ve got to keep proving yourself, and that’s what’s going to happen this season. Pre-season will be an important part of that - we’ve got some tough fixtures.
“The new manager coming in will give everyone a boost ahead of the new season. I’m sure that will help because everyone wants to be playing and that can only be good for the team.
“We’ve got to make sure we’re right for the first game against Fulham, and be mentally and physically there. We’ll be taking a lot of confidence in from last season as well.
“They are all going to be tough games, whether you’re playing Manchester City, or the team that finished 17th last season - it’s always going to be tough.”