By Chima Azu
Norwich City has confirmed Dean Smith as their new manager in a deal that will last for two-and-half years.
Smith will be taking over from Daniel Farke after he was fired last week. It can be recalled that Smith was sacked by Aston Villa just over a week ago and he will now be in the dugout at Carrow Road as the new coach. Norwich are currently bottom of the EPL table with just five points from eleven games and this will definitely be a difficult job for the new manager. He is set to meet the players on Tuesday and would be expecting a full squad from Wednesday and Thursday after the international break.
Smith first game will be against Southampton, the last team he faced before he was fired by Aston Villa. He also has some tough fixtures coming up, fellow strugglers Newscastle (A), Tottenham (A) Manchester United (H) and his former team Villa at (H).
Dean’s primary objective will be to keep Norwich in the league and avoid relegation, the new manager will be hopeful he can keep the team up with 27 games left to play.