Norwich City have named former Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder as their new manager.
Roeder succeeds Peter Grant who was sacked earlier this month following the Canaries’ terrible start to the season.
Results on the pitch have not improved since Grant’s departure and Saturday’s defeat at West Bromwich Albion left the club rooted to the foot of the Championship table with just 8 points from their first 13 games.
Glenn Roeder – talked a good game at Newcastle, but couldn’t follow through with results
Roeder has signed a two-and-a-half year contract at Carrow Road and was sacked by Newcastle United in May, after a poor season at Newcastle. Itâ€™s also being reported that Caretaker manager Jim Duffy has left the club.
Roeder took over the management of Newcastle in early February, 2006 when Graeme Souness was finally fired and hauled Newcastle up to 7th place in the league. They qualified for the Inter-Toto Cup last season and finally reached the last 16 of the EUFA Cup before being eliminated. Roeder always talked a good game at Newcastle, but relied too much on the older players and seemed unable to drop some established players – like Stephen Carr. He talked a good game but couldn’t follow through with the results.
Roeder has a history of starting well at clubs, having taken West Ham to their best ever position â€“ 7th – in the Premier league in his first season. We think he can keep Norwich from being relegated this season â€“ but then what happens is anyoneâ€™s guess.Â But we do wish Glenn success in this new endeavor.