Norwich narrow down their managerial search to Frank Lampard and Dean Smith as the Premier League strugglers hold talks with both over vacancy following Daniel Farke’s dismissal
- Frank Lampard has been interviewed by Norwich in their search for a manager
- The Canaries axed boss Daniel Farke hours after they defeated Brentford
- Lampard has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea earlier this year
- Norwich are sitting rock bottom of the Premier League after 11 matches so far
Norwich have opened talks with Frank Lampard and Dean Smith over the vacant manager’s job as they move closer to making a decision over Daniel Farke’s successor.
Sportsmail reported this week that Lampard would hold talks with the Canaries about the head coach’s job and that meeting and is understood to have now taken place.
Lampard is emerging as one of the favourites to replace Farke at Carrow Road.
Frank Lampard is one of two candidates in the running to be Norwich City’s next manager
Dean Smith is the other candidate with both having had held separate talks with Norwich
Norwich made the decision to sack Daniel Farke just hours after their 2-1 victory at Brentford
Smith, who was sacked by Aston Villa over the weekend, is also of interest to Norwich.
Indeed, Norwich have also discussed the vacant with Smith who is understood to have impressed in his discussions about the vacancy.
Smith was not initially available when Norwich parted company with Daniel Farke on Saturday evening.
But the opportunity to speak to the 50 year-old emerged after he left Villa the day after Farke’s Carrow Road exit.
Norwich are bottom of the Premier League with their only win coming away at Brentford
And Smith is keen and ready to make a swift return to management if Norwich were to make him their preferred choice.
The Canaries also hoped to speak to Kjetil Knutsen, head coach of Bodo/Glimt who he led to their first ever Norwegian title last season.
But unless his situation changes he is understood to be out of the running to succeed Farke.
Either’s potential arrival could give Mathias Normann and Co hope they can avoid the drop