Norwich City have confirmed Dean Smith as the club’s new manager on a two and a half year contract.
The former Aston Villa coach agreed to take the job just last weekend (Saturday), to help stead the ship as the Canaries fight for their life in the Premier League following the club Daniel Farke’s dismissal.
Smith will now succeed the German tactician, who was sacked following the Canaries poor run of form in the Premier League with five points adrift of safety.
Smith while speaking with the media said, “It has been a whirlwind seven days.”
“I’m really pleased to be back and working for Norwich City in the Premier League.”
“Clearly, there has been some wonderful work that has gone into this football club over the last four and a half years. It is now the job of myself and Craig to continue and improve on that work with the ultimate aim of surviving in the Premier League.”
Dean Smith’s right hand man at Aston Villa, Craig Shakespeare will join him at Carrow Road as his assistant.
The Canaries first game will be at home to Southampton on 20 November, as the former Villa boss will set to make history as the first man to take charge of successive Premier League matches against the same opponent with different teams after been sacked following Villa’s defeat to Southampton.