Neil looking to change mentality at Norwich

Norwich City

Norwich ended their stay in the Premier League with a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday, but Neil looks set to remain next season.

Alex Neil says he is keen to change the mentality of his Norwich City side following their relegation from the Premier League, adding that it looks likely he will remain in charge of their potential promotion push. 

The 34-year-old confirmed earlier in the week that he would be holding discussions with the club's board, prompting uncertainty over his future at the club. 

But those concerns looked to have eased, despite Norwich bowing out of the Premier League with a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Everton on the final day. 

Neil told Sky Sports after the game: "There's been brief discussions. I'll have more discussions tomorrow but it looks likely at the moment that I'll be here for next season."

Nevertheless, there are likely to be changes at the club, with Neil suggesting that a change of mentality at Carrow Road, as well as changes to the players in his squad, will be key in any successful bid for promotion. 

He added: "We've got to change the mentality, we have got to go into next season with one aim and that is to get ourselves back into the Premier League. We fell short this year and we are going to have to improve next year.

"I think there are a lot of discussions to be had and a lot of work to be done. We'll need to have a look at that [squad changes]."

One area Neil clearly feels is ripe for improvement is the professionalism of his players, who looked visibly deflated from the very start of the defeat at Goodison. 

But despite their relegation being confirmed in midweek, Neil insists his side should have showed more on Merseyside. 

"If everybody wants to call themselves a professional football player, the first part's the essential part - professional. I think regardless of what game you're playing, you should be up for it 100 per cent," he continued.

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