The Canaries are currently at the bottom of the table with the most losses in the English top-flight.
Norwich City took 11 matches into the season to record their first victory in the Premier League. The 2020/21 winners of the EFL Championship started on a terrible note after gaining promotion to the first-division. With eight defeats, two draws and one victory in 11 matches, the Canaries are sitting at the bottom of the Premier League standings with only five points.
As a result, the club decided to part ways with manager Daniel Farke. The hierarchy at the club needs to be proactive, use the international break and bring in a manager who can guide the club out of the difficulties. There are many figures available at the moment, which the club can consider to bring in to steady the ship.
The biggest challenge for any new manager would be to turn the defeats into draws and stop the leakage of goals. The January transfer window will also be a great opportunity to recruit players in positions which need immediate reinforcements.
Here are the five managers who can help Norwich City to avoid relegation in the Premier League.
5. Tony Pulis
The 63-year-old has vast experience in English football. The tactician has managed teams like Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace among many others. He was last managing Sheffield Wednesday and left the position in December 2020. Since then, Pulis is without a club and should be one of the targets for Norwich City as a potential manager.
The tactician is famous for building sides which are tough to beat and constantly churn out results. This quality would be instrumental if Norwich City are to survive in the Premier League. The club needs to stop conceding goals and collect points.
4. Steve Bruce
Steve Bruce recently parted ways with Newcastle United with mutual consent. The Magpies have got new rich owners who have brought in a new manager in Eddie Howe and will likely buy better quality players. As a result, Steve Bruce lost his job after a bad start to the season in terms of points. He was collateral damage of the takeover and went through a difficult phase in his last days as Newcastle United manager.
Although Bruce hinted at retirement, it is not official yet. Norwich City could bring in the tactician who has vast knowledge of English football. He was crucial in Newcastle United’s survival in the league for the last two campaigns.
3. Nuno Espirito Santo
The Portuguese is without a club after losing his position at Tottenham Hotspur. The North London-based club parted ways with the tactician and appointed Antonio Conte as his replacement. Nuno would relish the chance to manage in the Premier League again. Carrow Road could be his next destination as the tactician can help them survive relegation.
Nuno Espirito Santo earned a lot of praise for his work with Wolverhampton Wanderers. He guided the Foxes to qualifying in the Premier League and challenged for European spots, punching above their weight. Norwich City need the same determination from their next manager who can produce more with the current crop of players.
2. Sam Allardyce
Popularly known as ‘Big Sam’, the seasoned tactician has a reputation for helping Premier League clubs survive relegation. His career has many examples where he guided the clubs out of the mess and helped them avoid the drop. Bolton, Newcastle United, Sunderland are some of the examples of clubs that relied on Allardyce’s qualities to survive.
This makes him one of the favourites to be appointed by Norwich City. He is well-equipped to guide the club out of this situation, stop the leakage of goals and collect points. The upcoming winter transfer window will also act as the perfect opportunity for Big Sam to recruit players to his liking.
1. Frank Lampard
Lampard is being touted to be the favourite to land the job at Norwich City. The Englishman was the manager of Chelsea in his previous job, where he is hailed as a club legend due to his contributions as a player. Lampard is without a club at the moment and waiting for an opportunity to get back into the mix.
The Englishman showed brilliant tactical potential while at Chelsea as the manager. His arrival will definitely improve the morale of the team. The dismissal of Farke, especially after a 2-1 win against Brentford could be demoralising for the players. Lampard is good at man-management and this quality would be essential if Norwich City players are to grind out results.