Date: 15th September 2008 at 8:01pm
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Former City midfielder and BBC Radio Norfolk’s Neil Adams has taken up his old role of Academy Under-14s coach.

The Canary hall of famer left his position at end of last season due to restructuring – and I for one am convinced it had nothing to do with a Glenn Roeder outburst back in February, when he criticised those who he said were trying to drive a wedge between himself and Darren Huckerby.

At the time, Roeder was quoted in the Pink’Un as saying: ‘It is easy being a manager when you are one of 25,000 sitting in the stand or if you are an ex-player who is now working for the media who will never manage anything better than an under-10 team, thinking he knows best – and you know what I’m talking about, and I will deal with that, trust me. I’m a nice bloke, but not always.’

Three months later and Adams – along with several others to be fair – was out of he door at the training ground. Another little ‘rejig’ later and Roeder is delighted to welcome the 42-year-old back into the Colney family.

Speakig to canaries.co.uk the City boss commented: ‘I’m really pleased to have Neil Adams back on board. He’s an excellent coach and is well respected in the game. It was unfortunate that due to restructuring of the Academy, we had to release Neil at the end of last season.

However we have now rejigged the structure to give Neil the chance to come back on board. I’m delighted that Neil has accepted our offer.’


Don’t you just love a happy ending?