Date: 9th October 2018 at 7:46am
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Norwich City’s Managing Director, Steve Stone has started indefinite leave and did not attend the 1-0 defeat to Stoke City on Saturday, reports the Eastern Daily Press.

Stone has become a very popular and approachable member of the Canary hierarchy since moving up from Finance Director to interim Chief Executive following David McNally’s resignation and then again, in the days after the removal of McNally’s successor, Jez Moxey.

Stone stood in during that interim period and presided over the change of coaching/recruitment processes that we now have as well as the appointment of Stuart Webber as Sporting Director. When handed the new role of Managing Director, he was also given a place on the Norwich board.

Stone has always fronted up to the fans at various open fan forums and I’ve only ever found him to be approachable, honest and engaging.

It seems to me that he has been good for Norwich City and responsible for a lot of the best things that have happened during the restructuring after Premier League relegation, loss of parachute payments and a complete change in coaching philosophy.

There’s no word yet from the club on the reasons behind this move or whether it’s simply come from the man himself looking to move to a different position in another club or area of employment.

With the EDP breaking this, this morning, I imagine it won’t be long before the club makes comment though.

OTBC

 

2 Replies to “Norwich City Are Looking For a New Managing Director”

  • I’m afraid I totally disagree with you. Getting an FD was a stupid move from the outset. No risks were ever going to be taken with someone as risk adverse as an FD at the helm and getting rid of him in the very risky business that is football is a great move. Because of his approach, we have stripped the entertainment from our club and lowered our expectations way too early.

    I have never met an FD that anyone with a modicum of social skills liked or didn’t have to swerve when looking at business opportunities. Good bye and good luck Steve. Let’s hope the hapless and skint (in footballing terms) big D dog is next.

  • So, Stone joins as FD when City are in the PL. We get relegated and he’s asked to step in as interim CEO when McN resigns and then again when Moxey was dispensed with. He becomes MD and has to oversee a huge financial cost cutting exercise. It appears that he has managed that quite well, wouldn’t you say?
    The club are now as financially stable as they have been in a long time, much of which would be down to him.
    As I have met Steve Stone and chatted with him, I can tell you that he is a very nice chap and he’s very likeable. Thanks for suggesting I don’t have a modicum of social skills as well 🙂

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