Former England head coach Roy Hodgson is set to turn down an offer to become Norwich City’s next manager according to a report from the Eastern Daily Press.
After months of fan demand, the club’s ownership decided to finally pull the trigger and sack previous head coach Alex Neil after two years of his reign. After being unable to stop them from being relegated from the Premier League, he couldn’t position the team to be anything but an outside shot for promotion this season.
Since then, the club have been looking for a new manager to help deliver the Canaries into the Sky Bet Championship play-off places, especially with caretaker boss Alan Irvine declaring he doesn’t want the job on a full time basis. One of the many men they have been looking at is Hodgson, the former England manager.
While his reign with the national side will not be remembered as good one, especially after they were dumped out by Iceland in Euro 2016 which led to his instant resignation, Hodgson has still got a good reputation in England having done very well with some typically unfashionable teams. He guided Fulham to the Europa League final and was also able to have West Bromwich Albion finish high up in the Premier League on a regular basis.
This was what attracted Norwich to giving Hodgson the job, who is friends with the owners of the club, on a full time basis. But he is reluctant to return to management after his tough time with England will turn down the offer if it is given to him. Instead, he may end up working for the club as a consultant and actually deciding who the manager will be rather than becoming the manager himself.