Championship club seal switch of senior man after talks with Rangers and Celtic - reports
By Alex Stevens
Rangers target Stuart Webber will be appointed Norwich’s first sporting director, according to reports.
The Eastern Daily Press claim the Championship club are on the verge of announcing the arrival of Webber after agreeing to prise him from Huddersfield.
It is said that Norwich are confident they have a deal in place after winning the race ahead of Scottish giants Rangers.
The Mail claimed earlier this month that Rangers tried to land the Huddersfield recruitment guru to fulfil their own newly-created position of director of football, while Celtic also made an approach before appointing Lee Congerton last week.
But Webber reject an approach from the Glasgow club to stay at the English Championship promotion hopefuls as they chase a passage into next season’s Premier League.
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But the 33-year-old now appears to have made the decision to swap a possible automatic promotion place for a more senior role at Norwich, whose own promotion hopes have slipped away in recent months.
The Canaries are eighth in the Championship, five points adrift of Sheffield Wednesday in the final play-off spot.
Webber took over as head of football operations at Huddersfield when they were languishing near the bottom of the Championship and has overseen a transformation after appointing German David Wagner as manager and overhauling the club’s scouting operation.
Rangers chiefs have sanctioned a complete revamp of the club’s football activities following a wretched campaign in which they have failed to offer any challenge to bitter rivals Celtic.
The Light Blues are 33 points adrift of the runaway Scottish league leaders, who are closing in on a sixth consecutive title.
Pedro Caixinha was appointed the new manager last week and the club intend to have a new director of football in place by the summer.
In other Rangers news, one of the club’s midfielders has agreed the terms of a mammoth new deal.