THE TEENAGE daughter of a former Scottish internationalist has been credited for getting her dad the job as manager of Norwich City.
The campaign – “Bryan Gunn for manager” – had, at the last count, gathered the support of over 2000 fans.
And yesterday (Wed) the East Anglian club announced the full-time appointment of her dad as their team manager.
Gunn, 45, took temporary charge of the English Championship side on Saturday following the sacking of Glenn Roeder.
But some Canaries fans are not convinced by the bald stopper’s managerial credentials – as a group of Norwich fans have also set up an opposing campaign called “Bryan Gunn NOT for Norwich Manager”.
Daughter Melissa, 17, said: “I would just like to outline that it [the site] was created before Saturday’s match, as a way to support my dad, and show how much I believe he is right for the job.
“He loves this club, and being manager would be the icing on the cake of an extraordinary career at Norwich City, and would fulfill many of the ambitions and dreams which he has always kept close to him.
“I never expected to get so many hits, so I would like to sincerely thank everyone for their support.
“Whatever way it goes, it’s nice to know how much he is respected among the fans, and wish the team all the best for the future.”
After his spell at Easter Road Gunn hung up his boots and headed back to Norwich to work behind the scenes as the club’s Sponsorship Sales Manager.
On his appointment Gunn said: “I’m a very proud man. I have been very fortunate during my 22-year long association with this Club to have held a variety of roles – but this is the pinnacle.”