Could Paul Heckingbottom be installed as the new manager of Norwich City after Alex Neil is sacked at Carrow Road?
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Norwich City supporters continue to patiently wait for news of a managerial appointment, with Alex Neil having recently been relieved of his managerial duties, although the Canaries board are taking their time with regard to a new man at the helm.
It now appears as though Norwich have their sights set on Paul Heckingbottom, the current manager of Barnsley who has done extremely well with the Tykes and would seem open to the prospect of moving to the East Anglian club.
Sky Bet now go 10/11 about Heckingbottom trading Oakwell for Carrow Road, with BetVictor offering a best price 11/10 and it appears as though preliminary talks have been held. However, the Barnsley coach is merely the latest name to become favourite, following in the footsteps of Alan Pardew, Roy Hodgson and Ryan Giggs.
Caretaker manager Alan Irvine will hope to be promoted from within and the Scot is as short as 5/1 (Sky Bet) to become the next permanent manager, although betfair offer 14/1 and it’s unlikely that Norwich will go down this route.
David Wagner is a 6/1 poke with Sky Bet but it’s unthinkable that the German American will leave Huddersfield to join a Championship rival, with the Terriers certainly in contention for promotion this season.
Roy Hodgson has drifted out to 13/1 with Paddy Power and the former England coach now seems less likely to become the next Norwich manager, with Ryan Giggs available at a meaty 14/1 and the Welshman will continue to wait for the right opportunity to come along.