Norwich will announce the identity of their next permanent manager within a week.

The Canaries' relegation from the Barclays Premier League was finally confirmed by a 2-0 home defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.

Former Cardiff and Watford manager Malky Mackay has been linked to the Norfolk club while another ex-Hornets boss, Gianfranco Zola, remains available for work in England following his December resignation at Vicarage Road.

Interim boss Neil Adams, who the board say is a candidate for the permanent vacancy at Carrow Road after doing 'an admirable job in difficult circumstances', replaced Chris Hughton last month but could not turn things around.

A statement published on the club's official website read: 'Everyone at Norwich City shares our fans' deep disappointment that we have been unable to secure Premier League status for a fourth consecutive season, despite the best efforts of players and staff at Carrow Road and Colney.

'We'd like to thank our fantastic supporters for their unswerving and passionate backing home and away in what has been a very challenging season for everyone connected with Norwich City. As always, the "Yellow Army" has been a credit to their Football Club and to the county of Norfolk.

'The Board fully accepts that mistakes have been made which have contributed to our relegation.