Former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner has emerged as a surprise candidate for the managerial vacancy at Norwich after his sacking from Young Boys last season.
The 50-year-old notably Huddersfield in January 2019, with the club looking certain to be relegated from the Premier League. The ex-Borussia Dortmund coach moved to the John Smith’s Stadium in November 2015, and guided them to promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs in his first full season in charge (2016/17) after a penalty shootout win over Reading at Wembley.
To add to this, Wagner also managed to guide them to safety in the club’s first Premier League season having been one of the favourites to be relegated straight back to the second tier. Having been relegated in both of their last two top-flight campaigns following promotion, this could be a deciding factor in the Canaries' long-term plans.
Wagner’s managerial career has not taken off since his departure from Huddersfield though,, having played a large part in Schalke’s relegation to Bundesliga 2 in 2020/21, as the Royal Blues lacked confidence following a 16-game winless run just one season prior.
He was also dismissed at Young Boys in March 2022, with them trailing eventual champions FC Zurich by 15 points. The Bern-based club had won the title in each of the last three campaigns prior to his arrival.
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