Previous Norwich City managers who resigned

Former Norwich City managers who resigned from the club enjoyed mixed fortunes on leaving Carrow Road:

Bruce Rioch (March 2000): Left after 18 months, frustrated by lack of resources, and later managed Wigan Athletic before managing two Danish clubs, Odense and Aalborg.

Martin O’Neill (December 1995): Resigned after a running dispute with chairman Robert Chase, became Leicester manager and led them to promotion five months later and two League Cup wins. Moved to Celtic and secured three SPL titles, three Scottish Cup wins and UEFA Cup runners-up. Led Aston Villa to sixth place in the Premier League three years in a row and to the Carling Cup final. Now manages Sunderland.

Mike Walker (January 1994): Resigned to take over at Everton but the Toffees narrowly escaped relegation and he lasted just 10 months at Goodison Park before being sacked. Returned to Norwich as manager for two seasons from 1996 to 1998, but was sacked after two mid-table finishes in Division One.

John Bond (October 1980): Quit to become Manchester City manager and took them to the 1981 FA Cup final, where they lost to Tottenham after a replay. The Blues fnished 10th in Division One in Bond’s one full season at Maine Road, but he resigned in February 1983.


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Ron Saunders (November 1973): Resigned after a boardroom row and became Manchester City manager five days later, but lasted less than five months at Maine Road. Took over at Aston Villa, winning promotion to Division One in 1975, two League Cups and the Division One title in 1981.

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