Success for Scottish manager
Ex-Hamilton boss leads Norwich to EPL glory
Alex Neil, who began the season as manager of Hamilton in front of 730 fans in a Scottish League Cup game against Arbroath, has today led his Norwich City team to the English Premiership after beating Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off in front of 90,000 at Wembley.
His record since moving south is P25 W17 D5 L3 and he will take the East Anglian team back to the top flight just one season after being relegated following a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough.
Promotion will guarantee Norwich a financial bonanza in what is regarded as the richest game in English football. If the club stays up next season then the new television deal alone will guarantee the club finishing bottom of the league in the following season £99 million.
Neil was appointed Norwich manager in January and at 33 he will be one of the youngest managers in the top flight of English football.