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Gunn to fire up Norwich as new coach

SoccerNews in English Premier League 21 Jan 2009

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English Championship side Norwich City on Wednesday named Bryan Gunn as their new manager taking over from the sacked Glenn Roeder.

The 45-year-old former goalkeeper was initially given the job on a temporary basis after Roeder was sacked last Wednesday following the club’s slump to fourth from bottom in the league and the defeat to Charlton in the FA Cup.

He guided the Canaries to a thumping 4-0 win over Barnsley on Saturday and club officials decided to offer him a longer contract.

Norwich have no game at the weekend and the Canaries will next face Southampton at home next Tuesday.

Gunn made 477 appearances for Norwich after joining from Aberdeen in 1986 and had been involved under Roeder in the role of head of player recruitment.

He told the club’s official website www.canaries.co.uk: “I’m a very proud man.

“Saturday was an amazing experience and to be given the opportunity whetted my appetite and left me with a serious decision to make.

“I have been very fortunate during my 22-year association with this club to have held a variety of roles – but this is the pinnacle.

“There is still a very difficult job to be done this season but we have a great opportunity to move forward.”

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