Dean Smith set to be announced as the new Norwich manager
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Dean Smith set to be announced as the new Norwich manager

Bottom placed Premier League club Norwich City is set to announce Dean Smith as their new manager in the coming hours.

The Athletic David Ornstein reports that Smith, who was sacked by Aston Villa last week, has been offered the job at Carrow Road and should take over the reins of the club in the next 48 hours.

According to the reports, the plan is also to secure Craig Shakespeare, who has previously worked as assistant manager at Leicester and Aston Villa, as Smith’s second in command.

Norwich is said to be confident in appointing both men over the next 48 hours, giving the pair plenty of time to settle into their new roles as they aim to get out of the relegation zone.

Smith famously saved Villa from relegation on the last day of the 2019/20 season with a draw at West Ham and will be hoping to emulate his success of transforming Villa into an established Premier League club at Carrow Road.

Norwich has only managed to take five points so far from a possible 33 and is currently bottom of the Premier League table, five points shy of 17th-placed Watford.

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