Norwich City were just one of three teams to have decided to go in a different direction recently by firing their manager ahead of the international break.

Tottenham Hotspur started this domino effect off last week but replaced Nuno Espirito Santo with Antonio Conte rather quickly, however matchweek 11 in the Premier League saw a further two sides pull the trigger.

The Canaries were first as they decided to fire Daniel Farke shortly after he guided the team to their first win of the season after defeating Brentford at Carrow Road, whilst Dean Smith was relieved of his duties at Aston Villa on Sunday following their defeat to Southampton at Villa Park on Friday night.

However, Smith may not have to wait too long for another Premier League job if he were interested, as a report by Sky Sports has claimed that he is one of three candidates for the vacant role at Norwich City.

It is also claimed that Frank Lampard and Ralph Hasenhuttl are amongst the three-man shortlist, although those that like to bet might want to avoid the current Southampton manager as he would appear to be a big longshot at this moment in time, especially when looking at the odds available at sportsbooks first seen on

Norwich like Hasenhuttl, but they know it could be tough to try and convince him to leave the Saints and join them.

Lampard is already scheduled to have a talk with those with the power to put him back in work following his January 2021 dismissal as Chelsea boss later this week, but with Smith becoming available, they could look to try and convince him to step in straight away.

It is understood that Smith is seen to have all the skills and experience required to help them to try and avoid relegation, as he managed to do the same with Villa in their first season back in the top-flight before showing improvement the following year.

However, after splashing the cash this summer, results did not follow, whist losing key players to injury and Jack Grealish to Manchester City certainly would not have helped him in the fight to keep his job at his boyhood team.

The Canaries want to retain their Premier League status and sporting director, Stuart Webber is the man that has been tasked with trying to find the right man for the job. It is not going to be easy for the team to stay in the division, as they remain rock bottom of the table and have just five points from their 11 games so far.