Monday January 5th, 2015

Norwich City manager Neil Adams has resigned his position effective immediately, according to a team release issued on Monday morning.

Adams has been with the club in a full-time capacity since May 2014, after managing five games at the end of the 2013-2014 Premier League campaign.

Adams met with the club's board after the team's 2-0 loss to Preston North End in the FA Cup's third round and agreed to resign. He will return to the club in July and take on a different role.

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The former Norwich winger said following his departure that change was necessary to ensure the team's continued improvement.

"I firmly believe that we are still on course for a crack at promotion back to the Premier League. That is where the club belongs. However, I feel it is in the best interest of the team that an immediate change is made in order to ensure a positive impact on results," Adams said in a statement.

"It goes without saying that I sincerely hope the team achieves success this season and I would like to say a huge thank you to the supporters who have backed me during my tenure as manager."

First team coach Mike Phelan has been appointed to manage all team matters until the club names a new full-time manager.

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After a loss to Reading in the Sky Bet Championship on Dec. 28, Norwich is in seventh place in the league standings. The club will face Bournemouth on January 10 at 10:00 am ET.

- Brad Rowland

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