Norwich replaced Daniel Farke over the weekend, although the German coach with the Canaries recorded his first victory of the season against Brentford. Apparently, the management made the decision to fire Farke before the game of the 11th round, since the team had won only two points by then, and the situation did not change significantly after the triumph, and Norwich remained at the back.
Now the sinking ship needs a new captain, and three strategists were shortlisted - Frank Lampard, Dean Smith and Ralph Hasenhuttl
Since he was replaced in Chelsea in the middle of last season, Lampard has not had a coaching engagement, and talks with the 43-year-old Englishman should be done this week.
Lampard was not so good at Chelsea last season, and he left at the end of January and his team was in the tenth position on the table with almost seven wins, five draws and six defeats. Chelsea was taken over by Thomas Tuchel and practically with the same team, he won the Champions League and finished the season in fourth place.
These are not exactly some recommendations, but the name Frank and the surname Lampard have a huge weight in English football. When it comes to Dean Smith, who was fired by Aston Villa yesterday, he has adequate recommendations for a job on Carrow Road - primarily due to the fact that in the 2018/19 season he won promotion to the Premier League with Aston VIlla, and that he kept them for the next two seasons in the elite with the 11th position at the end of the 2020/21 competition.
Ralph Hasenhutll is also seen by the Norwich administration as the right man for the job in the long run. His Southampton rose from the gray by winning ten of the possible 12 points from the last four matches, but the problem could be the fact that he is wanted by Aston Villa, which has their eye on Steven Gerrard, as well as the Belgian coach Robert Martinez.
Recall, during the day, Newcastle promoted Eddie Howe to head coach until 2024, and while Norwich and Villa are looking for new bosses, the main favorites for dismissal from bookmakers are of course Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, and Rafa Benitez who leads Everton.
Norwich has serious plans and this time they want to stay in the highest rank. Whether the new coach can help them remains to be seen. Norwich is in a difficult situation, but the season has just begun. Lampard was not so good at Chelsea last season, and he left at the end of January and his team was in the tenth position on the table with almost seven wins, five draws and six defeats.