Could Alex Neil be sacked and Gary Rowett installed as the new manager of Norwich City?
Gary Rowett has been linked with a string of clubs since Birmingham City amazingly sacked him and brought in Gianfranco Zola. However, perhaps the former Burton Albion manager is waiting for the right opportunity and that might come at Carrow Road.
Alex Neil currently remains in place at Norwich City and the Scot saw his team beat Derby County 3-0 recently, a result which boosts their hopes of landing promotion back to the Premier League this season.
However, it’s also clear that a section of Canaries fans want to see Neil gone, with senior players reportedly falling out with the Glaswegian who has perhaps achieved too much too quickly at the east Anglian club.
Norwich sit ninth in the Championship table and they are now five points off the play-offs, although City are fifteen points behind second-placed Newcastle United and it would be a major surprise if they were to land automatic promotion this season.
Neil has remained defiant in recent weeks, with the Scot telling Norwich City TV: “We needed a good performance. You could feel the tension in the crowd beforehand, we started nervously.
“Then Nelson produces a moment of quality, and it settled everybody down. From that point onwards, the players produced a real quality performance all over the pitch.
“The lads deserve a lot of credit for how they performed today, but as I said to them afterwards that we’ve got to maintain the levels.
“It can’t be a one-off, because that’s the difference between a top team and an average team basically. It should be the norm for us.”
Even so, many fans want a change and Rowett’s availability will surely interest the Norwich City board considering that Rowett achieved plenty at Birmingham with modest resources. Perhaps he will be the next man at the helm should Neil slip up.