Norwich City coach Alan Irvine has left the club with immediate effect, the club’s official website has confirmed.

Alex Neil brought Irvine into the fold at the club in July 2016 as the Scot’s first team coach, and after the dismissal of Neil, Irvine took control of the side as caretaker manager for the final 10 games of the Championship league campaign.

The standout moment of those 10 games was undoubtedly the 7-1 win over Play-Off finalists Reading – Norwich looked a completely different side to the one seen under Neil, and a win over Brighton a few weeks later showed how Irvine had revitalised the Canaries during his short tenure in temporary charge.

There were rumours at the end of the season that the former Everton and Crystal Palace winger would take over on a permanent basis, however, Irvine was adamant throughout that he was simply a temporary fix and that a decision over the new manager would be made at the end of the season.

Norwich ultimately chose to appoint Daniel Farke, previously manager of the Borussia Dortmund B team, and the German has got straight to work already bringing in Angus Gunn and Mario Vrancic.

As his ex-Dortmund counterpart David Wagner did with Huddersfield, Farke intends to change the club is run behind the scenes too, and for his philosophy to be fully implemented, backroom changes had to be made.

Irvine appears to be one of many coaches and staff members from the Neil era who will be on their way out of the club over the coming weeks and months.


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