Gunn keeps Canaries ahead of the game

PUBLISHED: 12:24 31 May 2007 | UPDATED: 10:19 14 September 2010

Norwich City club liaison Bryan Gunn is working round the clock to ensure the Canaries have the best pick of any players that are available. Gunn was brought in by manager Peter Grant as part of a backroom staff reshuffle in February to help attract players to the club and the 44-year-old revealed that his phone has been ringing off the hook with clubs and agents contacting him over possible signings.

Norwich City club liaison Bryan Gunn is working round the clock to ensure the Canaries have the best pick of any players that are available.

Gunn was brought in by manager Peter Grant as part of a backroom staff reshuffle in February to help attract players to the club and the 44-year-old revealed that his phone has been ringing off the hook with clubs and agents contacting him over possible signings.

“This new role has been a great opportunity for me,” said Gunn. “Different agents from different nations are constantly on the phone, but I'm working with a good bunch of guys on the coaching staff at Colney.

“Our phone bills are going through the roof and a lot of that will just be through talking to one another. It's important that we stay in contact to make sure we're reading off the same page. Things can happen so quickly so it's important that we stay in touch.”

Gunn said that so far this summer has been a steep learning curve for him in his new role although it is a task he has taken to with relish.

“I have had to learn quickly to make sure that Norwich are in pole position to sign the players that we want to sign.

“The club has been very good to me. I'm very fortunate to be in this new role and it's great to be working to get this football club back to where it should be - back in the Premiership.”

Gunn is currently taking his Uefa B coaching badge at Keele University and has bumped into a few familiar faces on the course.

“When I got here I realised that Paul McVeigh, Dwight Yorke and Matt Holland were enrolled on the same course so that's been great.

“Now that I'm working out on the training field more I felt that it's important that I get the right qualifications.

“At Norwich I'm working with some of the best coaching staff in the country so I wanted to do this course to try and keep up with the rest of the guys at Colney.”

Gunn explained that there was another reason for doing the course - to save him from the players' jibes over the Scot's waistline.

“It's also given me a chance to do a bit of fitness work. I promised a few of the lads that I would be in better shape when they come back for pre-season training, so the fitness work I'm doing should stop me from getting a bit of a ribbing.

“The opportunity came up and I just decided to take it. Even after two days it's been a great experience already.”

Most Read

Norwich City Video

Norwich City Audio

Norwich City Stats

The Pink Un magazine

cover
A must-read for any Norwich City fan with in-depth, straight-talking, analysis from the best writers around.
Purchase

Most Read

Latest from the Pink Un - Norwich City Football Club News