Bowen rules himself out of Norwich job

Former City full-back Mark Bowen has ruled himself out of the running to replace Glenn Roeder as manager. The 45-year-old Manchester City assistant boss has been linked with the Carrow Road vacancy for the third time in as many years.

Former City full-back Mark Bowen has ruled himself out of the running to replace Glenn Roeder as manager.

The 45-year-old Manchester City assistant boss has been linked with the Carrow Road vacancy for the third time in as many years.

Bowen said: “I'm very flattered, but I'm in a unique and fantastic position at Manchester City.

“We all firmly believe this club will be challenging the greatest sides in Europe in two to three years.”

Bowen added: “I consider Norwich to be my club. I spent the majority of my career there - nine years - and had fantastic and happy times there.

“My three children were all born in Norwich and the club and the area has a special place in my heart.

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“But it will be a very hard to leave Manchester City at the moment with what's happening here.”