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Former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner is set to replace Dean Smith as Norwich City manager, with an announcement imminent within the next 32 hours.

Smith was sacked on 27 December after poor results led to fans turning on the manager.

Since then, Norwich have slipped to 11th in the Championship and have now collected just one point from their past four games.

Wagner oversaw promotion to the Premier League with Huddersfield in 2017 and then kept the Terriers up.

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However, he left the club midway through the following season, by which time they were well on their way to relegation.

He has since had unsuccessful spells in Germany with Schalke, and Switzerland with Young Boys.

He is also well known to Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber, who worked with Wagner at Huddersfield.

Although other candidates were interviewed, it is felt at Carrow Road that Wagner’s preferred style of play, his past work with younger players, and enthusiasm for the job will help turn around results at the club and create a similar relationship with the fans that was lost after Smith replaced fan-favourite and former manager Daniel Farke.

Despite their poor recent form, Norwich are only three points outside the play-offs in a tight Championship table, with only seven points separating Blackburn Rovers, in third, and Swansea City, in 15th.

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December 2023