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Norwich City Appoint Roeder as Manager

10:59 am, Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 by Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

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. It’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 – 7th – in the Premier league in his first season. We think he can keep Norwich from being relegated this season – but then what happens is anyone’s guess.  But we do wish Glenn success in this new endeavor.

Comments welcome.

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Callum // Oct 30, 2007 at 11:08 AM

    I hope he does well at Norwich city. :)

  • 2 Aussie Geordie // Oct 30, 2007 at 11:12 AM

    Yeah good luck. Maybe he can learn more about being a manager now he doesn’t have the level of pressure he had here.

  • 3 bowsie // Oct 30, 2007 at 11:23 AM

    Roeder: Of his four clubs he relegated three of them, and did his best to relegate us in his second season.

    Yeah he’s got form at turning around clubs in his first season – but whenever any ounce of pressure or expectation arrives he goes straight for the foot of the table.

    An assistant coach if ever there was one.

  • 4 Kash // Oct 30, 2007 at 11:32 AM

    Roeder, give us a wave, Roeder Roeder give us a wave!!!

    If Norwich get injuries they’re fooked!!!!

  • 5 Len // Oct 30, 2007 at 11:36 AM

    So a contract for 6 months could have been OK then. I wish him well but I wouldnt put money on it.

  • 6 Doctapaul // Oct 30, 2007 at 11:38 AM

    Wonder if Glen’ll come a couting for loan deals? Shola, Pattison, Troisi?

  • 7 Leo // Oct 30, 2007 at 1:00 PM

    good luck to roeder, hears to hoping that shola and roeder were good friends.

    mort! “oh alright i will let you have ameobi”

    thats a dream and a half.

  • 8 Rich // Oct 30, 2007 at 1:44 PM

    i read today thatBilly Davies wants to take Ameobi and Nugent to Derby in January so im hoping thats true!

  • 9 bowsie // Oct 30, 2007 at 3:12 PM

    taxi for shola!

    makes me laugh every time.

  • 10 Nobby's dad // Oct 30, 2007 at 5:07 PM

    I don’t particularly wish him good luck. He should have stayed as acadamy coach a job he described as his dream when he got it. In all walks of life we should all recognise our limitations. Roeder is a very poor manager FACT!

    However I’d still take him over that muppet Souness and he still keeps putting his name forward for vacant jobs. You wouldn’t let him near the Queens Head second eleven never mind a professional football club!

  • 11 Andy T // Oct 30, 2007 at 8:25 PM

    don’t know about loan deals for Pattison and Ameobi – permanent moves yes.
    Triosi out on loan probably wouldn’t be a bad thing. I’d put him in the same category as Krul and Carrol. Bags of potential, but still young and inexperienced. A couple of seasons in a championship side where he is getting regular games and he could well be knocking on the door for a starting position.

  • 12 Doctapaul // Oct 31, 2007 at 1:50 AM

    Roeder was magnificent in charge of the Academy. Maybe he’ll come back one day?

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