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Normer Norwich Boss Neil Adams Interviewed For Oldham Job

Former Norwich City manager Neil Adams has been touted with an emotional return to League One side Oldham as their new boss.

The Oldham Chronicle report Adams is in the frame to replace John Sheridan, who left last month to join League Two side Notts County.

Described as a “leading contender” for the job, the Chronicle report that Adams was interviewed by club directors yesterday and is “said to be very keen on the job”.

Norwich City Contract Extensions For Hoolahan, Turner & Tettey

Norwich City announced on Friday morning they had extended the contracts of Wes Hoolahan, Alex Tettey and Michael Turner until 2017, at the same time as releasing nine other players.

Gary O’Neil confirmed on Thursday he had rejected a new contract offer to sign a two-year deal with Championship rivals Bristol City but some of the club’s younger talent will also leave when their current contracts expire later this month.

Jamar Loza and Cameron King are among the notable departures, after both had brief first team appearances, but the list also includes Reiss Awuah, Afolabi Coker, Adel Gafaiti, Reece Hall-Johnson, Cameron Norman and Arinse Uade.

Loza scored once in six senior appearances for the Canaries - firing in a memorable 98th minute equaliser at Huddersfield in the Championship back in March 2015 - but has since been limited to a series of loan spells in the Football League at the likes of Leyton Orient, Southend, Yeovil and Stevenage. Midfielder King made one League Cup appearance under Neil Adams at Shrewsbury in September 2014 but his progress afterwards has been hampered by injury.

Turner, returns to his parent club after a loan stint at defeated Championship play-off finalists Sheffield Wednesday. Turner scored once in 12 appearances for the Owls. The 32-year-old’s last senior Norwich City outing came in a 4-0 win against Blackpool in February 2015.

The club have also confirmed they have decided to trigger one-year options for younger duo Ben Killip and Jamie Eaton-Collins.

Transfer Rumour: Former Canary Grabban A Target For Bristol City?

Former Norwich City striker, Lewis Grabban is reportedly a target for Bristol City, reported the Bristol Post on Thursday.

Grabban re-joined Bournemouth last January from Norwich for a substantial £8m transfer fee representing a significant profit on the out of favour striker, who then subsequently failed to score for the Cherries in the next three and a half months, carrying his Norwich form with him to the South Coast.

With Benik Afobe, Callum Wilson and Glenn Murray all seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order, a loan move could now be on the cards.

After Gary O'Neil joined Bristol City on a free transfer yesterday, Grabban was quick to wish him all the best via Twitter. That prompted a massive response from Robins fans asking 'Are you next?'

Transfer Rumour: Former Canary Lewis Grabban A Target For Bristol City?

Former Norwich City striker, Lewis Grabban is reportedly a target for Bristol City, reported the Bristol Post on Thursday.

Grabban re-joined Bournemouth last January from Norwich for a substantial £8m transfer fee representing a significant profit on the out of favour striker, who then subsequently failed to score for the Cherries in the next three and a half months, carrying his Norwich form with him to the South Coast.

With Benik Afobe, Callum Wilson and Glenn Murray all seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order, a loan move could now be on the cards.

After Gary O'Neil joined Bristol City on a free transfer yesterday, Grabban was quick to wish him all the best via Twitter. That prompted a massive response from Robins fans asking 'Are you next?'

 

Transfer News: Gary O'Neil Completes Move To Bristol City

Gary O’Neil has agreed to join Norwich City’s Championship rivals Bristol City on a free transfer.

The midfielder had a medical on Wednesday night ahead of signing a two-year contract to join the Ashton Gate club.

O’Neil had been offered a new deal to stay with the relegated Canaries by Alex Neil, with his current contract set to officially expire at the end of this month.

Bristol City confirmed the move on Thursday afternoon and Robins’ head coach Lee Johnson is looking forward to working with the experienced operator.

“Gary is a really good signing for us, who adds everything we need to our midfield,” said Johnson, on his club’s official site. “He’s very experienced, having won promotion from the Championship on four occasions. He may have just turned 33, but he’s still fully mobile and very fit.

“He’s a really good decision maker who can be a coach’s eyes and ears on the pitch, whilst also adding value to our younger players by helping us to manage games tactically – both in and out of possession.

“It’s important for us to get the balance right between youth and experience, and he’s a fantastic character to have around the club. I’m thoroughly looking forward to working with him.”

O’Neil used his personal Twitter account to post a farewell message to Norwich fans.

He tweeted: ‘Firstly I would like to thank everyone involved with Norwich City for a really enjoyable two years, including the fantastic day at Wembley. The great support we received last season while we were struggling is something that I will remember for a long time. I wish the players, staff and supporters all the best for the future.

‘I’m now thoroughly focused and looking forward to starting my new challenge on July 1 at Bristol City. After speaking with the manager, Lee Johnson, I was instantly drawn in by the plan and project that the club is embarking on. Hopefully my experience can help an already exciting, young and talented squad achieve Premier League status. Thank you to the Bristol City fans for your early welcoming tweets.’

Transfer Rumour: Three Teams Interested In Norwich Defender Ryan Bennett

Newly-promoted Premier League side Middlesbrough have made an enquiry about Norwich City defender Ryan Bennett.

The 26-year-old played 26 times for the Canaries last season as they were relegated from the top flight, and 82 games for the club in total

Hull and Celtic have also been linked with Bennett, but Middlesbrough are thought to be the only club to have made their interest known so far in the ex Peterborough defender.

Final Pre Season Friendly At Carrow Road Confirmed

German club Hannover will provide the final opposition of Norwich City’s pre-season programme, in a Carrow Road friendly on Saturday, July 30.

Hannover finished bottom of the Bundesliga last season to suffer top-flight relegation, just as the Canaries did.

The north German club appointed former player Daniel Stendel as head coach in April but saw 14 consecutive seasons in Germany’s top flight come to an end.

With other friendlies against League One clubs Walsall, Peterborough and Coventry already confirmed it just leaves two remaining matches to be confirmed, for City to take on during their training camp in Austria.

Transfer News: Gary O'Neil Completes Bristol City Move

Gary O’Neil has agreed to join Norwich City’s Championship rivals Bristol City on a free transfer.

The midfielder had a medical on Wednesday night ahead of signing a two-year contract to join the Ashton Gate club.

O’Neil had been offered a new deal to stay with the relegated Canaries by Alex Neil, with his current contract set to officially expire at the end of this month.

Bristol City confirmed the move on Thursday afternoon and Robins’ head coach Lee Johnson is looking forward to working with the experienced operator.

“Gary is a really good signing for us, who adds everything we need to our midfield,” said Johnson, on his club’s official site. “He’s very experienced, having won promotion from the Championship on four occasions. He may have just turned 33, but he’s still fully mobile and very fit.

“He’s a really good decision maker who can be a coach’s eyes and ears on the pitch, whilst also adding value to our younger players by helping us to manage games tactically – both in and out of possession.

“It’s important for us to get the balance right between youth and experience, and he’s a fantastic character to have around the club. I’m thoroughly looking forward to working with him.”

O’Neil used his personal Twitter account to post a farewell message to Norwich fans.

He tweeted: ‘Firstly I would like to thank everyone involved with Norwich City for a really enjoyable two years, including the fantastic day at Wembley. The great support we received last season while we were struggling is something that I will remember for a long time. I wish the players, staff and supporters all the best for the future.

‘I’m now thoroughly focused and looking forward to starting my new challenge on July 1 at Bristol City. After speaking with the manager, Lee Johnson, I was instantly drawn in by the plan and project that the club is embarking on. Hopefully my experience can help an already exciting, young and talented squad achieve Premier League status. Thank you to the Bristol City fans for your early welcoming tweets.’