Norwich will appoint David Wagner as their new head coach

Norwich will appoint David Wagner as their new head coach, with the former Huddersfield boss tasked with relaunching the Canary Islands’ bid for promotion to the Premier League

  • Norwich are set to appoint David Wagner as the club’s new head coach this week
  • Wagner will replace Dean Smith, who was sacked by the Canaries last month
  • The German coach led Huddersfield to promotion via the play-offs in 2017
  • Since then he has coached Schalke in the Bundesliga and the Swiss club Young Boys

Norwich will appoint David Wagner as the club’s new head coach, the PA news agency reports.

The former Huddersfield manager will take charge of Carrow Road following the departure of Dean Smith, who was sacked on December 27 after a run of just three wins from 13 league games.

Standard manager Allan Russell was acting on an interim basis in the last two home games in which the Canaries drew against Reading and lost to Watford on Monday which saw them finish 11th in the Sky Bet Championship.

David Wagner is set to be appointed as the new manager of champions club Norwich City

David Wagner is set to be appointed as the new manager of champions club Norwich City

German-born Wagner, 51, guided Huddersfield to promotion to the Premier League in 2017 and kept them in the top flight the following season.

After leaving the Terriers in January 2019 as bottom of the table and later relegated, Wagner took over at Schalke, where he was finally released after 18 Bundesliga games without a win.

Wagner had been linked with a return to coaching in England but joined Swiss Super League club Young Boys in June 2021.

Despite taking them to the group stage of the Champions League where they beat Manchester United at home, Wagner was sacked in March 2022 as the Young Boys’ title ambitions dwindled.

Wagner guided Huddersfield to promotion to the Premier League in 2017 and kept them in the top flight the following season

Wagner guided Huddersfield to promotion to the Premier League in 2017 and kept them in the top flight the following season

Wagner will bring long-time assistant Christoph Buehler with him to Carrow Road, where he will reunite with Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber after the two worked together at Huddersfield.

Smith was in charge at Norwich for 13 months after taking over following the departure of Daniel Farke. However, the former Aston Villa boss was unable to save the Norfolk club from relegation from the Premier League.

Although Norwich had struggled to the top of the table early in the campaign, Smith struggled to gain supporters.

Dean Smith's tenure as Norwich boss ended after a poor start to the Championship season

Dean Smith’s tenure as Norwich boss ended after a poor start to the Championship season

After the World Cup break, a home loss to Blackburn sparked tensions between Smith’s supporters and the Canaries, with the boss later adding to tension by criticizing the vocal fan base.

Norwich sporting director Webber, who has also been criticized for the club’s transfer dealings, admitted ahead of the game against Watford that something needed to be done to change the mood at Carrow Road.

PA understand Norwich spoke to a number of different candidates before settling on Wagner, who is due to be officially appointed on Thursday after completing contract formalities, to take the lead ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup tie against Blackburn .

Wagner already had a close working relationship with Webber and the club believe the Germany coach can hit the ground running in the league to quickly bond with Norwich fans.

Norwich are currently 11th in the Championship, three points from play-off places

Norwich are currently 11th in the Championship, three points from play-off places

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