Clark's departure in December 2008 to join Huddersfield
as manager, Norwich manager Glenn Roeder
recruited Adam Sadler to be Norwich's first team coach in cojnuction
with Paul Stephenson. Roeder said
"in Adam Sadler I know I have a coach of the same ability
who has had to learn the game from the bottom.He will qualify
for his Pro licence next month at the same time as Lee. It's a
huge feather in his cap to qualify for that at 29.
Roeder knew Sadler from his time as Newcastle Manager where Sadler
was appointed to Roeder's coaching team. Sadler was youth coach
then assistant Academy Director at Newcastle before being appointed
to lead Newcastle's reserve team. He left Newcastle in September
2008 when Kevin Keegan quit.
Prior to his coaching career, Sadler had been a youth team goalkeeper
at Newcastle and also spent time with Manchester United and Barnsley.
Sadler was sacked by Norwich City on 14th January 2009 following
the club's poor run of performances which also led to Roeder's
In June 2009, Sadler returned to the North East joining Blyth
Spartans as Assistant Manager to Mick Tait; replacing Harry Dunn
and Graham Fenton, who left the club at the end of the 2008/9
Sadler joined Plymouth in the summer of 2010 to coach the Under-18s
following the departure of Mike Pejic but with the departure of
John Carver and Paul Mariner, he took on additional responsibilites
assisting manager Peter Reid
In August 2011, Sadler joined Manchester City as their Under-18
coach to work with the youth side under the watchful eye of Academy
manager Scott Sellars.