On 6th April 2017, after weeks of speculation, Norwich appointed Stuart Webber as their new Sporting Director. This follows a resturcturing ater the departure of Chief Executive Jez Moxey and manager Alex Neil.
The Sporting Director will lead all aspects of the Club’s recruitment strategy, working with the Head Coach to identify the right players with the ability, commitment and hunger to improve the Club’s performance on the pitch.The Head Coach, Technical Director and Academy Manager will all report into Webber, who will be based at the Club’s Colney Training Centre.
Aberystwyth-born Webber started his coaching badges aged 16 and in 2007 was appointed assistant head of youth at Wrexham.
He was headhunted by Liverpool in 2009, working under academy director Frank McParland, before joining QPR's first-team set-up in 2012.
Webber's career continued when he moved to Wolves to become head of recruitment, where he spent three years prior to joining Huddersfield where he was Head of Football Operations and instrumental in the Teriers' bid for promotion in 2016/17 from the Championship.
On 13th November 2018, Webber was linked with a move to Premier League side Southampton who were impressed with how Norwich had reached the top of the Championship on a limited budget.
After masterminding Norwich's Championship win in 2018/19, he was linked in the press in late May 2019 with a move to Manchester United. The Sun claim that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is restructuring behind the scenes with the emphasis on bringing younger players to the club. United are said to be looking at forming a committee of former players to help recruit targets, with Webber being considered for the role of overseeing the set-up.