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Dean Smith ‘is offered the position of Norwich head coach’ SIX days after leaving Aston Villa

Dean Smith ‘is officially offered the position of Norwich City Head Coach’ just SIX days after his departure from Aston Villa, with the designated boss being fired as Daniel Farke’s replacement after impressing the Carrow Road bosses.


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Dean Smith has been officially offered the manager job at Norwich City, according to reports, and the former Aston Villa boss is expected to take over imminently.

Norwich fired Daniel Farke last weekend with the basement club already five points from safety, though the decision was announced just hours after they clinched their first win of the season at Brentford.

And it appears that Smith, 50, is ready to return to management just six days after leaving Villa Park, and his arrival will be announced within the next 48 hours. The athletic have reported this morning.

Dean Smith has been offered the position of Norwich head coach after his departure from Aston Villa, reports say

Dean Smith has been offered the position of Norwich head coach after his departure from Aston Villa, reports say

The same outlet adds that Craig Shakespeare, the former Leicester head coach, is expected to follow Smith as his No. 2 after helping him out at Villa.

Sportsmail reported that Frank Lampard withdrew from the race yesterday for the vacancy, a move that paved the way for Smith to become the top contender.

Lampard, the former Chelsea manager, had talks with Norwich to succeed Farke but is no longer a candidate after taking his name out of consideration.

Daniel Farke was fired last weekend with the club within five points of top flight safety

Daniel Farke was fired last weekend with the club within five points of top flight safety

Daniel Farke was fired last weekend with the club within five points of top flight safety

Smith, who helped lead Villa to the Premier League and propel them to Europe, will now set his sights on helping his new club avoid another relegation.

Athletic adds that Norwich was eager to keep the search for a new coach out of the public eye, but it is believed that Smith, during his interviews, impressed the club bosses with his knowledge of their struggles.

He left Villa after the club lost five straight games in the top flight and fell 15th in the table, and was replaced by Steven Gerrard.

Norwich will resume their dogfight in the lower legs of the standings after the international break when they take on Southampton.

More to follow.

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