Fleming's recipe for success

Craig Fleming believes now is the time to bring Norfolk roots back to Norwich City's backroom structure. Glenn Roeder was followed out of the Canaries' exit door by first team coaches Paul Stephenson and Adam Sadler yesterday and the former Canaries centre-back believes this is the perfect opportunity to return some local pride and authority to the pitches at Colney.

Craig Fleming believes now is the time to bring Norfolk roots back to Norwich City's backroom structure.

Glenn Roeder was followed out of the Canaries' exit door by first team coaches Paul Stephenson and Adam Sadler yesterday and the former Canaries centre-back believes this is the perfect opportunity to return some local pride and authority to the pitches at Colney.

“There will be loads of names mentioned but what would help is if the structure down at the club had a Norfolk feel to it,” said Fleming. “Let's hope we get out of trouble because there is a real chance now to restructure the club.”

However, Fleming is unsure whether the sacking will see Norwich's season take a turn for the better.

“Only time will tell,” he said. “It is one yes and one no, so we just don't know. When Nigel took over he got the job in similar circumstances, he kept us up and went on to take us to the play-off final and eventually promotion. But then when Nigel went, it went down further.”

The former City and Oldham defender does feel the writing had been on the wall for Roeder after recent displays.

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“I think a few things went wrong; I wasn't surprised looking at the results and the league table,” Fleming added. “It is a sad day because people have lost their jobs and it is always sad when a manager loses his position. But was it a surprise? Probably not.”