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Dean Smith admits he has failed at Norwich this season

Norwich head coach Dean Smith admits his six months in charge have ultimately proved a failure, but is determined the club will return stronger from a Premier League campaign to forget. Former Aston Villa boss Smith and assistant Craig Shakespeare knew they were facing a tough ask to keep the...
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Dean Smith preparing Norwich for life in the Championship again

Dean Smith knows Norwich will have little time to adjust to being a Championship club again.The Canaries are dropping back out of the Premier League after just one season, their fate sealed with four matches left to play.It was always going to be a tall order for Smith and assistant Craig Shakespeare to turn things around at Carrow Road after inheriting a squad which had already come up short in the top flight for former boss Daniel Farke.With the opening day of the new English Football League set for July 30 and a pause for the World Cup, Smith accepts...
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Dean Smith already planning how to return relegated Norwich to Premier League

Norwich manager Dean Smith has insisted planning is well under way for a run at the Championship title race next season after Premier League relegation was confirmed by defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday.The Canaries’ 2-0 loss, coupled with Burnley’s come-from-behind 2-1 win at Watford, condemned Norwich to the drop after just one season in the top flight for the third time.In the last three seasons Norwich have finished first in the Championship twice and bottom of the Premier League once, with another 20th place a distinct possibility as they sit one point behind Watford in 19th.Although there was disappointment...
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Dean Smith sets sights on Norwich winning Championship as relegation confirmed

Norwich boss Dean Smith immediately set his sights on winning the Championship next season after the Canaries’ Premier League relegation was confirmed in defeat to his old club Aston Villa.Goals from Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings – the latter cruelly set up by Norwich’s former player of the year Emi Buendia – gave the hosts a 2-0 win on Smith’s return to Villa Park, though by the time the second went in, Norwich were already heading down thanks to Burnley’s 2-1 win at Watford.Though the relegation comes as little surprise, it was still a painful moment for Smith, who had...
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