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12 Greatest Norwich City Managers Ever

7. Nigel Worthington

Nigel Worthington was a very long-serving Norwich manager. He served as Norwich’s boss for almost 6 years. He was in charge for 280 games and recorded 1.47 points per game. Worthington had one title to his name during his time with the Yellows. His team won the EFL Championship in 2003-04 with a club record of 94 points and got the team promoted to the Premier League.

He came to the club as an assistant manager on 27th June 2000, then he became the caretaker manager on 4 December 2000 and finally became the permanent manager on 2nd January 2001. He was sacked by the club on 1st October 2006 when the team was sitting in 17th place in the Championship.

6. Ron Saunders

A manager who served the club a long time ago but he has to be mentioned in this list. During this time, Ron won the team their first-ever Championship title in 1971-72 and they also finished as runners-up in the 1972-73 League Cup, losing just by a one-goal margin to Tottenham Hotspur, which tells you how good those two seasons were.

The 1972 Championship triumph saw the team get promoted to the first division, which was the first time in the club’s long history. Saunders had a win percentage of 38 with Norwich. He was appointed as the manager on July 9, 1969, and resigned on November 17, 1973.

5. Dave Stringer

Having played football for twelve years for the Canaries, Stringer, became the manager of the club in 1987. He saved Norwich from relegation in that season. The following season, Norwich emerged as an unlikely contender for the league title and FA Cup; they finished fourth in the league and reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Stringer is remembered as one of the greatest Norwich City managers ever. His managerial record for Norwich was very impressive, but never again would he hold another managerial position.

4. Paul Lambert

Lambert’s popularity has taken a hit among Norwich fans in recent years, having taken charge at local rivals Ipswich Town in 2019. But the Scottish was an excellent manager during his time with the Canaries. He got the team promoted all the way from the third tier, League One, to the Premier League by securing two back-to-back promotions in 2010 and 2011.

His team got the promotion by winning League One and then finishing second in the Championship the very next season. He was able to keep the team in Premier League while he was in charge of the club. He recorded 1.74 points per game for Norwich City, which is the best by any Norwich manager ever.

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