Club Chairman Ed Balls has today said that Chief Executive David McNally's resignation has 'destabilised' the club
David McNally announced his resignation after Norwich's loss at home to Manchester United on Saturday left them four points from safety with two games left to play.
"Nobody expected after [the] Manchester United game we would lose our chief executive," Balls said.
"It's been very destabilising to the club. But we've got to make sure going forward the football club keeps going from strength to strength."
He told BBC Radio Norfolk: "What happened after the Manchester United game, David McNally resigned verbally, then in writing, then on Twitter. It came out of the blue for all of us.
"The directors had a discussion over the course of Sunday and decided with great regret to accept that resignation."
McNally had been at Carrow Road since 2009 when the club were in League One.
Successive promotions took them into the Premier League, and four of the last five season have been in the top flight