Norwich City have reduced their shortlist of managerial targets to just two names.
That’s according to a recent David Ornstein report for The Athletic, in which the journalist revealed that Stuart Webber has narrowed his search for Daniel Farke’s replacement in the Norwich dugout to only two individuals.
It is also claimed that despite the club’s rather speedy identification of Farke’s potential successor, no conversations with managerial targets had taken place prior to the German’s sacking on Sunday, while the club are also thought to be hoping to have appointed a new head coach within a week.
While the reaction to Norwich’s sacking of Farke was somewhat mixed from the club’s fanbase, the news that City already appear to be closing in on the 45-year-old’s successor is sure to have fans buzzing.
Indeed, with the Canaries’ 2-1 win over Brentford on Saturday moving the club level on points with Newcastle United, as well as just five away from safety, there is certainly a great deal left to play for at Carrow Road this season.
And, with a two-week international break ahead of the club, now would appear to be the perfect time for City to appoint a new manager, as the incoming coach will have ample time to settle into life at Norwich, as well as being afforded an extended stretch of time to work on fitness and tactics on the training ground with his new side, all without the worry of upcoming fixtures.
Furthermore, should the club be successful in their attempts to bring in a managerial target in the coming weeks, the new boss will also be able to assess the current ability of his playing squad, before making a decision as to which positions that may need strengthening in the January transfer window.
As such, with a crunch match against Southampton coming up on November 20, it is certainly a case of the sooner the better regarding Webber’s appointment of a new coach, something which appears to be on the cards following Ornstein’s latest report.