Norwich City boss Neil Adams has called for the supporters and the board to give him time to adjust to life as manager of the Canaries. Adams took over the final 5 games of Norwich City’s Premier League campaign last season after succeeding predecessor, Chris Hughton.
However, Adams had to wait till the 16th August to welcome his first win as City boss, where the Norfolk club beat Watford 3-0 at home. Adams side grew in confidence at found themselves at the summit of the Championship table. A win over arch rivals, Ipswich Town put the Canaries at the top of the table. Norwich took 20 points from their first nine games, form that saw the Carrow Road faithful believing promotion was inevitable.
How long ago that seems now, City have since been on a dismal run, picking up just seven points from their last 10 games. Adams is feeling the weight of expectation on his shoulders after he saw his side once again slip up at home against Reading.
With new appointment, Mike Phelan now apart of the back-room staff, speculation is rising that the former Manchester United number two could take over Adams should results fail to improve.
Speaking after his sides 2-1 defeat to Reading, Adams spoke to BBC Sport,
“It’s a tough time for us all – players, staff, supporters,” he said. “We all want the best for this club.
“I hope I get the time. Of course it’s a results business, we’re well aware of that. You have to win games. You are going to be under pressure now because results are not in keeping with the size of the club and quality of the players we’ve got.” Adams said.
“The only thing we’ll be focusing on is doing everything we can to change it. Promotion will always be the target. We’re still capable of that.”
The Norwich fans are starting to turn sour towards former City star, Neil Adams, and it is up to him to make sure things turn around quickly. With the Canaries slumped down in 11th, fans expectations to reach the automatic places will soon vanish if they believe the wrong man is at the helm.
December could prove a huge month for Norwich City and in particular, Neil Adams.
Will he turn things around?