Dean Smith has been offered the vacant manager’s position at Norwich City. After Frank Lampard dropped out of the contest to succeed Daniel Farke, the Premier League’s worst team has rapidly moved on, believing that Smith can save them from relegation.
Norwich have undertaken encouraging conversations with the 50-year-old, who could return to management soon after being sacked by Aston Villa last Sunday, however a deal has yet to be finalized. Following his departure from Villa, Smith, who is anticipated to choose Craig Shakespeare as his assistant, must determine whether he needs time to replenish his batteries.
Norwich, who fired Farke last Saturday, will hope to have a new manager in place before hosting Southampton the following Saturday. Lampard was contacted by the Carrow Road club on Thursday, but the former Chelsea and Derby manager concluded the position was not for him. Lampard, who has not worked since being fired by Chelsea in January, does not believe that a relegation fight would be good for his career.
As a result, Smith appears to be the front-runner to succeed Farke. Smith, who has spent time in the lower leagues with Brentford and Walsall, has a solid resume. He joined Villa in October 2018 and made an immediate effect, returning his boyhood club to the Premier League at the end of his first season.
source : Guardian sport