Premier League new boys Norwich City have handed manager Alex Neil a new long-term contract.
Neil arrived at Carrow Road from Hamilton Academical in January and, after ensuring an immediate return to the top flight via the play-offs, has been rewarded with fresh terms.
Neil, who replaced Neil Adams, revitalised Norwich and helped his new club claim 25 points during his first 10 games in charge.
That form helped Norwich into the play-off spots, where victories over local rivals Ipswich Town and then Middlesbrough ensured a return to the Premier League.
Neil’s first full season at the helm will coincide with his first Premier League season and the 34-year-old told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted to sign a new contract with Norwich City.
“Both parties were taking a chance when I was appointed but it’s worked out very well for all involved, and I’m happy this has been sorted before the season gets underway.
“I’ve really enjoyed my five months at the club, hopefully it is just the beginning as we now look forward to playing in the Premier League.”
Chief executive David McNally added: “For us this summer it was the most important piece of business to ensure Alex had a much-deserved new contract.
“He galvanised the football club after arriving in January, and we’re certain that Norwich City will continue to progress under his management.
“We’re delighted that the club and Alex will be working together as we continue to prepare for the start of the new Premier League season.”
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