Stuart Webber
NORWICH,UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 28: Norwich City football club's sporting director Stuart Webber (left), owner Delia Smith (centre) and managing director Steve Stone pose for a picture in their academy indoor arena at the Colney training centre on March 28th 2018 in Norwich (Photo by Tom Jenkins/Getty Images)

Norwich City Sporting Director Stuart Webber has tipped the Canaries for an immediate return to the Sky Bet Championship next season. This follows the side’s promotion to the top flight under German coach Daniel Farke.

Stuart Webber Tips Norwich City For Relegation

Favourites For The Drop

Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber expects the Canaries to be favourites to be relegated next season. The Norfolk side have confirmed they will continue to operate with a smaller budget.

Fulham‘s mass spending of over £100 million last summer backfired as they were relegated with five games remaining.

The Whites spent far more than usual after winning promotion to the top-flight for the first time in four years but were made to regret their decisions as they were sent back down.

Norwich City, however, have claimed that they will not spend as dramatically as Fulham did, instead sticking to a small budget.

Sporting director Stuart Webber told Sky Sports News: “We should be favourites to go down because we’ll have the lowest budget and we’ll have the lowest transfer funds available.

“It’ll be low, probably one of the lowest ever spent in the competition. I don’t want to put a figure on it but it’ll be low.

“We’re still paying for some of the mistakes of times gone by and some of the expensive signings. This allows us to clear all of that out and realign ourselves as a club.

“It’s huge for a club like this, one that’s self-funded. Fundamentally, you live by Premier League revenue or having to sell players.

“To get to the Premier League and not have to sell players is a nice place for us. Now we need to make some smart recruitment and retention decisions to try to overachieve again.”

City conclude the season at Aston Villa this Saturday. The Canaries need just a win to end the season as champions.

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