Norwich City caretaker manager Alan Irvine will not be applying for the job on a permanent basis according to the Eastern Daily Press.

The 58-year-old former West Bromwich Albion boss was put in interim charge at Carrow Road last week after the club sacked former manager Alex Neil following a poor run of results.

Irvine’s troops battled to a 2-2 home draw with improving Blackburn Rovers last weekend and the Scot will now lead Norwich City in their Sky Bet Championship fixture with Barnsley at Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon.

Ahead of the clash with The Tykes, Irvine has admitted that he has no desire to make an application to do the job on a permanent basis and will only consider staying on at the club should the owners wish for him to remain either in charge or on the coaching staff.

Irvine joined Norwich City last summer after leaving former club Blackburn Rovers following Paul Lambert’s decision to end his spell in charge at Ewood Park as a result of a disagreement with the Lancashire club’s owners over the future direction of the club.

The first team coach worked to assist former Canaries boss Neil in helping the club challenge for an immediate return to the Premier League however the club find themselves eight points adrift of the Play Off places with nine matches remaining.

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