Carl Moore: I didn't pay-off Roeder
Sarah Hall Businessman Carl Moore, the man who paid Darren Huckerby's wages when he joined Norwich City from Manchester City, today dismissed message board rumours he had stumped up the cash for the board to pay off former manager Glenn Roeder's contract.
Businessman Carl Moore, the man who paid Darren Huckerby's wages when he joined Norwich City from Manchester City, today dismissed message board rumours he had stumped up the cash for the board to pay off former manager Glenn Roeder's contract.
Supporters questioning how the cash-strapped Canaries found the money which was presumably needed to pay-off Roeder after his contract was terminated, seized on a sighting of Mr Moore at the Charlton match as a possible source for that cash.
But Mr Moore, who also made a “significant contribution” when Reading striker Leroy Lita joined the Canaries on loan this season, said the internet speculation was “nonsense”.
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Mr Moore, who runs Diss-based telecommunications company Moco Ltd, said: “I've seen those rumours that I put up that cash and I can tell you that is 100pc utter nonsense. It is nothing to do with me and I've already had the taxman breathing down my neck because of those rumours.
“That said, I think Roeder going is one of the best things to happen at the club for a while and I know the fans would love to see Darren back.
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“I was at the Charlton match with him and I know his long-term ambition is to get involved with coaching the youngsters, so maybe this could pave the way for him to come back to the club. That would add a good 5,000 to the gates.”