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Official: Dean Smith becomes the new Norwich manager

Official: Dean Smith becomes the new Norwich manager

Smith out of work for just over a week

Just over a week ago, news broke that Dean Smith had been sacked from his role as Aston Villa boss, having presided over a fifth straight defeat at the hands of Southampton to leave his side precariously placed in 16th in the Premier League, and just two points clear of the relegation zone.

For a club that had ambitions of a European finish, it was simply not good enough, and despite his new signings having hardly been on the pitch together, the bell tolled on Smith’s three years at the midlands club.

However, he has been thrust straight back into Premier League action, as he was earlier today announced as the new Norwich City boss.

The East Anglian outfit currently sit rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table, with five points and a goal difference nine worse than the next club Newcastle United.

Goals for the season?

As mentioned above, relegation seems likely, and indeed it would represent a miracle if the Canaries did not find themselves condemned to the Championship come the end of the season. However, Smith clearly views the job as a project, in the same way that with Villa his job was to get them to the top flight, and then keep them there.

With this in mind, it will be fascinating to see if he can stop the East Anglian club’s seemingly perpetual yo-yo-ing between the Premier League and second tier of English football, or whether he will be swept along with it.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Crystal Palace 13 0 16
12 Brentford FC 13 0 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
16 Watford FC 13 -6 13
17 Leeds United 13 -8 12
18 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
19 Norwich City 13 -20 9
20 Newcastle United 13 -14 6

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Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
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Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Raphinha Leeds United 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 4