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Norwich sack Wagner after humiliating play-off defeat

The Canaries have wasted no time dismissing their manager after being dumped out of the Championship play-offs.

David Wagner

Norwich have sacked head coach David Wagner less than 24 hours after they were beaten 4-0 by Leeds in the Championship play-off semi-final.

After coming away with a promising 0-0 draw at Carrow Road in the first leg, the Canaries were humiliated by Leeds at Elland Road.

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It means they will be spending a third consecutive season in the second division.

According to the BBC, the East Anglian club are considering Arsenal coach Carlos Cuesta as a potential replacement due to his previous experience working with sporting director Ben Knapper.

There has been no official statement from the club so far, but one is expected later on Friday.

Wagner took over in January 2023, replacing Dean Smith but struggled to keep up with the heavy hitters in the Championship.

Despite being 17th in November, Norwich went on a run of eight straight home wins to finish sixth and earn the final play-off spot.

The post-season event saved his job with many saying Wagner was on borrowed time.

His relationship with Knapper is not thought to be the best after he failed to reference him on the final day press conference, instead praising his predecessor Stuart Webber.

Leeds will head on to Wembley to face either Southampton or West Brom for the final promotion place.


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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.