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Key Norwich figure’s departure date clarified

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Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber is still planning to leave his role at Carrow Road at the end of June 2022, according to a report from The Athletic

The 36-year-old has been instrumental in the Canaries success in recent years, having taken up his current position in April 2017.

A month after Webber’s arrival Daniel Farke was appointed, a move that took Norwich to the Premier League in 2017/18 and looks set to help them return to the top flight this season.

Bar a remarkable collapse, the Norfolk club will be playing in England’s top tier next season but it looks as though that will be the Welshman’s last at Carrow Road.

According to The Athletic, Webber is still planning to leave the club when his current contract expires at the end of 2022.

Farke’s deal is also up then but his future remains unclear and it is understood there have been no conversations about extending his deal, with none planned.

Many clubs take years or decades to recover from Premier League relegation but Norwich have bounced back straight away, a feat that is likely to mean Webber won’t be short of suitors when he departs next summer.

After all, he already boasts an impressive CV, which includes roles at Liverpool, QPR, Wolves, and Huddersfield Town.

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The Verdict

Webber deserves a huge amount of credit for the work he’s done at Norwich, which by the end of the 2020/21 campaign is near-certain to have brought two Premier League promotions in three years.

His role in building Farke’s squad should not be underestimated and the decision to stick with the German manager after last season’s relegation has ultimately proved the right one.

It would be understandable if there was concern among supporters over finding an appropriate replacement but the club have a lot of time to plan for that – or convince the Welshman not to leave.


Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

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