Official: Dean Smith joins Norwich as manager

Norwich City have named former Aston Villa manager Dean Smith as their new head coach.

The Canaries are bottom of the Premier League table, five points behind Watford in 17th and Dean Smith’s former club Aston Villa in 16th, although Norwich did win in Daniel Farke’s last match in charge before being sacked.

Smith, 50, joins the club on a two-and-a-half-year deal after being sacked by Aston Villa eight days ago.

He replaces German boss Daniel Farke, who left the Canaries the day before his own departure from Villa Park.

Dean, according to Norwich City Twitter handle, will be joined in the dugout by his assistant head coach Craig Shakespeare, formerly of Leicester City, Everton and Aston Villa.

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