Norwich City have announced their intention to appoint an external successor to outgoing sporting director Stuart Webber, with Neil Adams confirmed as technical director. 

The assumption from many City supporters, and from some internally, was that Adams would succeed Webber having stepped up to become his deputy back in 2021 - but the Canaries have confirmed that won't be the case. 


Webber's planned departure was announced on Tuesday and the club were swift to confirm that the City legend - who has played and managed the club - would not become his successor. 

Norwich's search for a replacement has already started and Webber could cut short his notice period if one is found and appointed before his scheduled departure in March - that is considered a likely circumstance. 

In a statement confirming Webber's departure, Norwich City said: "An external recruitment process, led by the club’s board of directors, to appoint a replacement is already underway.

"During the upcoming period, Webber will remain in post and continue to work his notice period to ensure a thorough transition and handover.

"As part of this process Neil Adams will move into the newly-created position of technical director, continuing his work alongside key football departments at the Lotus Training Centre."

- For the full story of Stuart Webber's departure from Norwich City - click here