Norwich City fans have identified three men who they would like to see become the club’s new manager following the sacking of former boss Alex Neil less than 24 hours prior to their home fixture against Blackburn Rovers in the Sky Bet Championship.

Neil was dismissed after a run of five matches without a league win with The Canaries sitting in the unwanted position of eighth in the Sky Bet Championship table.

Fans have taken to various social media channels to give their views on who they would like to see succeed Neil at Carrow Road and three names have been mentioned by a number of Norwich City fans.

The fans’ favourite for the role is former Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett. The 43-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest young managers in the English game and is waiting for the right opportunity to return to management after being harshly dismissed by The Blues back in December.

Another man already paired with the job by Norwich City fans is Mark Warburton. The former Rangers boss has been out of work since leaving Ibrox last month and the 54-year-old Londoner is being tipped to return to the Sky Bet Championship. Warburton worked wonders in his last spell in the division, helping unfashionable club Brentford to the Play Off Semi Finals in 2015.

The third manager mentioned by fans of The Canaries is Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom. The South Yorkshireman is also being tipped to shine in his managerial career after guiding his hometown club to promotion from Sky Bet League One and winning the EFL Trophy last season. This season, Heckingbottom has continued his good work at Oakwell by steering The Tykes to 11th position despite working with a relatively small playing budget. Heckingbottom made 16 appearances for Norwich City as a player.

First team coach Alan Irvine will lead Norwich City into their home fixture with Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.


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