Norwich sack Dean Smith as manager after loss to ten-man Luton extended horror run to three wins in 13 games

SMITH SACKED NORWICH have sacked Dean Smith as manager.

The former Aston Villa boss, 51, has been given the boot following Monday’s 2-1 loss at Luton although the club are fifth in the Championship.

Dean Smith has been sacked by Norwich

Norwich fans had turned on the former Aston Villa manager
Smith has been in charge at Carrow Road for 13 months but majority shareholder Delia Smith and husband Michael Wynn-Jones made the decision due to the team’s poor recent form and the fact the club’s fans turned on the manager.

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Former Norwich defender and Swansea manager Russell Martin is among the frontrunners but getting him out of the South Wales club could prove to be difficult.

After the sacking of Daniel Farke, Smith took over in November 2021 but was unable to keep the club in the Premier League and they have been unconvincing this season.

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Norwich have won just three games in 13 matches and the atmosphere has turned toxic.

The club’s fans turned on Smith during and after the defeat to Blackburn on December 17.

Supporters were singing for him to be sacked just 10 minutes into the defeat at Luton and there were also scuffles among fans in the away end during the first half.

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Norwich, playing against 10 men, lost to a 90th minute winner from sub Cauley Woodrow at Kenilworth Road.

They will now face Reading on Friday and are likely to put a caretaker in charge.

The Canaries are 10 points off the top two and only in the play-offs on goal difference.

Equally, Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber is coming under fire after a series of poor signings.