There have been many well known managers who have been rumoured to be wanted by Norwich City to become their new manager this summer.

The latest man to interest Norwich is Northern Ireland’s national team manager Michael O’Neill, according to The Telegraph.

In recent weeks, the likes of Fleetwood Town’s Uwe Rosler and Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner have been linked with the job, but the Telegraph report that Stuart Webber, who is the new director of football at Carrow Road, is a massive admirer of O’Neill, and is extremely impressed with the work the manager has put in with his native country.

O’Neill lead Northern Ireland to the last 16 of the European Championships last year in France, and has helped them to second place in their World Cup qualifying group, behind the current world champions Germany.

The Green and White Army look set to reach Play-Offs for the World Cup finals in Russia next year, and much of that is down to the work of Michael O’Neil.

However, reports are suggesting that it will cost the Canaries a lot of money to prise the Northern Irishman away from his nation.

O’Neill signed a brand new contract just before Euro 2016, and in that it states that if he is to leave his current role, the Irish FA are entitled to £750,000 in compensation.

Norwich City have been without a permanent manager since Alex Neil was sacked in March.

Alan Irvine was placed in temporary control of the club, but will leave his role following Norwich’s final Sky Bet Championship game of the season against Queens Park Rangers.


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