November 16, 2021

Dean Smith Named Coach of Norwich City

Norwich City have announced the appointment of Dean Smith as its new manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Smith’s appointment comes after fellow English Premier League side, Aston Villa, axed him on 7 November following five straight defeats. Norwich’s previous coach, Daniel Farke, got the sack the day before.

In a statement posted on their website on Monday, 15 November, the Canaries confirmed that Smith will take charge of the squad when they play Southampton this Saturday, 20 November.

The 50-year-old Englishman commented on his new post: “It has been a whirlwind seven days, but I’m really pleased to be back and working for Norwich City in the Premier League.”

He went on: “Clearly, there has been some wonderful work that has gone into this football club over the last four-and-a-half years. It is now the job of myself and [assistant head coach Craig Shakespeare] to continue and improve on that work with the ultimate aim of surviving in the Premier League.”

Sitting at the bottom of the rankings with just five points, Smith will have his work cut out for him as he tries to raise Norwich out of the relegation zone.

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