No sign of the Third Musketeer - yet

Last updated : 27 January 2009 By Rick Lamb
When Bryan Gunn appointed Ian Crook and John Deehan to his backroom staff on being given the job of Norwich manager, the assumption was that another City legend would soon follow.

Ian Butterworth, currently assistant manager at Hartlepool, is still widely considered to be the favourite for the vacant number two role at Carrow Road, but there appears to have been little progress.

With transfer funds limited and reinforcements desperately needed both front and back, it could be that Butterworth, who would require a fee to be released from Hartlepool, is down the list of priorities. Hartlepool must be sick of the sight of Norwich, who plundered Paul Stephenson for Glenn Roeder's backroom team just months ago.