Gunn hoping for quick decision over his future
Bryan Gunn today said he was hoping for a quick decision on his future as Norwich City manager - after a day of boardroom upheaval at Carrow Road. In the wake of the decision of chairman Roger Munby and chief executive Neil Doncaster to quit their roles at the club, Gunn and his management team of Ian Butterworth and Ian Crook are awaiting news of their own fate as the Canaries prepare for life in League One.
Bryan Gunn today said he was hoping for a quick decision on his future as Norwich City manager - after a day of boardroom upheaval at Carrow Road.
In the wake of the decision of chairman Roger Munby and chief executive Neil Doncaster to quit their roles at the club, Gunn and his management team of Ian Butterworth and Ian Crook are awaiting news of their own fate as the Canaries prepare for life in League One.
“I hope we will find out soon,” said Gunn. “We put our case to the board last week and we were very thankful we were given that opportunity to do so. We know we want to be part of the future of this club.
“The directors have made a decision about the boardroom and now I hope their next decision will be about the management team and we're hopeful it's going to be us and our backroom staff that are going to lead Norwich City in League One next season.”
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Gunn said he learned of the exit of Munby and Doncaster shortly before the club released the news last night.
“It was a surprise. I found out just before six o'clock last night before the official statement,” he said.
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“After last week's board meeting, which we were part of, the board came out and said there would be changes looked at at boardroom level then decisions made on the management team and the future structures of the football club.
“It's come to last night's announcement. I'd just like to put on record my thanks to both Neil and Roger for their help in my tenure as manager and working behind the scenes with them very closely, I know how much hard work and commitment they've given to the football club over the years. It's sad that it has come to this but on the back of the relegation and last week's board meeting, changes had to be made.
“The football club will move on and I'm sure both those jobs are much sought after and now it's up to the owners, the directors to find the right people to put in place to take the club forward on to its next stage in history.”
Gunn, speaking on a BBC Radio Norfolk phone-in, was also asked about goalkeeper David Marshall's move to Cardiff City, which was completed last night for an undisclosed six-figure fee.
He said: “That transpired right after our relegation to League One. David's agent was in contact with us, and Cardiff were in contact with us regarding his contract situation.
“The decision was taken over the weekend that the bid we received was acceptable. David is a very ambitious young man, potential Scotland international goalkeeper and he wants to play at the highest level possible.”