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Alan Irvine: Expect Norwich Manager Announcement Next Week

Norwich City caretaker manager Alan Irvine says he doesn't expect to still be in charge of the club beyond tomorrow's game against Barnsley.

The Scot has been asked to look after the first team following Alex Neil's sacking, but isn't interested in taking the job on a full-time basis.

The upcoming international break means that the Norwich board will have a two-week window to appoint a new manager before their next match against Aston Villa, and Irvine believes there could be movement by the time that fixture arrives.

"After the game tomorrow, I'm expecting to drop back into my role, I would expect that I'll hear something next week at some point, because obviously a decision has to be made about who's going to take training.  At this moment, I don't know who that's going to be. If it's me, that's fabulous."

Irvine also reiterated that he won't be applying for the role after promising former boss Alex Neil that he wouldn't step on his toes.

"I spoke to Alex right at the beginning when he first called me and said to him that I wasn't a threat to him," Irvine said.

"He may have felt that with my background and experience, I could possibly have been that.

"I put his mind at rest in our very first conversation and I won't go back on that."

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