Guide to Norwich City's new managerial team
Profiles of new Norwich City manager Bryan Gunn, first team coach Ian Crook and chief scout John Deehan.
Norwich career: 477 appearances in a 12 year spell (1986-98). Fourth on Norwich's all-time appearance list. Cornerstone of the Norwich team from the early 1990s who finished third in the Premiership and beat Bayern Munich in the Uefa Cup. Returned to Carrow Road in 2002 as sponsorship sales manager. Also held behind-the-scenes roles as club ambassador, club liaison officer, goalkeeping coach and finally head of player recruitment before taking caretaker charge for Saturday's Championship win over Barnsley. Represented the City as Sheriff of Norwich in 2002. Two time Barry Butler player-of-the-year winner. Norwich Hall of Fame inductee (2002).
Rest of playing career: Total of 33 appearances for Aberdeen and Hibernian. Won six caps for Scotland.
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- 2 Smith takeaways: Purple patch; classy Nunez, predatory Pukki; Cantwell absence
- 3 BLACKPOOL 0 CANARIES 1 - Key moments, ratings and stats
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- 5 STARTING XIs: Hernandez replaces Sara for Blackpool trip
- 6 Bullish Smith puts City rivals on notice
- 7 City boss looking for more Blackpool thrills and spills
- 8 Smith's 'pride' at Canaries' reset
- 9 'Cracking stuff' - Fans react to Norwich City's win at Blackpool
- 10 Follow live updates of Blackpool v Norwich City
Honours: 1984 and 1985 Scottish League Champions
1983 European Cup Winner's Cup
1986 Scottish League Cup winner.
t IAN CROOK
First Team Coach
Norwich career: 418 appearances (24 goals) in an 11-year spell (1986-97). Seventh on Norwich's all-time appearance list. Cultured midfielder who learned his trade at Tottenham. Remembered for impressive passing range and set-piece armoury. Team-mate of Gunn's in Norwichsuccessful side of the early 1990s. Norwich Hall of Fame inductee.
Rest of playing career: 68 appearances (7 goals) for Tottenham, Hiroshima and Australian side Northern Spirit. Won three England B caps.
Coaching career: Coached at Northern Spirit when he retired from the game. Named Australian coach of the year in 2002 for guiding Newcastle United to the national soccer league finals. Coached the American Samoa national side - who had previously lost 31-0 to Australia - in the 2006 World Cup qualifiers. Assistant coach at Sydney FC under former German international Pierre Littbarski. Followed Littbarski to Japanese J-League club Fukuoka. Recently high performance manager of Australian A-League and Asian Champions' League outfit Newcastle Jets.
t JOHN DEEHAN
Norwich career: 199 appearances (70 goals) in a five-year spell (1981-86). Norwich's sixth highest all-time club goal scorer. Rejoined the Canaries as Mike Walker's assistant in 1992. Helped the club finish third in the Premiership and qualify for the Uefa Cup. Succeeded Walker in January 1994 but left the following season before relegation from the top flight. Norwich Hall of Fame inductee.
Rest of playing career: 217 appearances (58 goals) for Aston Villa, West Brom, Ipswich and Barnsley.
Rest of management career: Player/ coach at Manchester City from 1989 to 1992 before a brief stint in a similar role at Barnsley. Three seasons at the helm with Wigan. Assistant manager spells at Sheffield United and Aston Villa. Took on Director of Football roles at Northampton and Lincoln (2003-07).
Playing honours: 1977 League Cup winner with Aston Villa, 1985 League Cup winner with Norwich, 1986 Second Division championship with Norwich.
Managerial honours: 1997 Third Division championship with Wigan.