Webber agrees new deal to remain Norwich City Sporting Director
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On the Move
Webber agrees new deal to remain Norwich City Sporting Director
by Jonathan Rest

Stuart Webber, one of the most highly-respected Sporting Directors in English football, has ended speculation over his future by deciding to remain with Norwich City beyond this season.

What Stuart has done in five years is an incredible achievement. From a club under such financial pressure with his player trading he has earned more money than probably any other team in western Europe. He has taken a club struggling in the Championship to two titles. In the history of the club they had won three titles at that level, and two of those on his watch.
Daniel Farke
Ex-Manager, Norwich City

Webber's contract was due to expire at the end of 2021-22 and it was expected that he would leave the club, but Norwich confirmed to shareholders during its annual general meeting on November 25 that he had agreed a new deal.

 

Webber joined Norwich in April 2017, after leaving a similar position at Huddersfield Town, and is now set to stay until at least 2023 after signing a one-year rolling contract.

 

During his tenure, Norwich have won the EFL Championship title twice to earn promotion to the Premier Lague, brought in tens of millions in a transfer surplus and promoted a host of academy players into the first team.

 

Webber recently oversaw the recruitment of Dean Smith as Manager following the dismissal of Daniel Farke, who secured those two promotions to the Premier League.

 

Speaking recently about Webber's influence, Farke said: "What Stuart has done in five years is an incredible achievement. From a club under such financial pressure with his player trading he has earned more money than probably any other team in western Europe. He has taken a club struggling in the Championship to two titles. In the history of the club they had won three titles at that level, and two of those on his watch... Others can judge it differently but this is the most remarkable achievement in this country in the last five years. He deserves all the praise." 

 

Earlier this season, Norwich underwent a significant overhaul of their football and recruitment departments, with Neil Adams promoted to Assistant Sporting Director and Lee Dunn named Head of Recruitment.

 

Adams was replaced as Loans Manager by Andrew Hughes, another former player with the club.

 

Dunn stepped up from Head of Performance and Recruitment Analysis to Head of Recruitment to succeed Kieran Scott, who left after four years to become Middlesbrough's Head of Football in August.
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