Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom linked with Norwich City

by Jack Kitson / 24 March 2017, 14:16

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom has become the latest gaffer to be linked with the Norwich City vacancy, while Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner also features in the betting.

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On Thursday Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale was thrown into the mix at 4/1, however he’s since drifted out to 25/1, with Heckingbottom now the 5/2 favourite at the summit of the market, ahead of Roy Hodgson, Ryan Giggs.

Terriers boss Wagner has been cut from 25/1 to 6/1, although this link is likely to be due to Huddersfield’s director of football Stuart Webber making the move to Norfolk.

Heckingbottom made 15 appearances for Norwich back during the 2002/03 season, before moving on to Bradford, and then the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Mansfield.

The 39-year-old has worked wonders as the boss of Barnsley, leading the Yorkshire outfit to the Football League Trophy and League One promotion double in 2015/16, and it’s no surprise to see him in the frame for the Canaries post, although a sudden switch appears extremely unlikely given that there are only eight matches to go this season, however the summer could be a possibility.

Barnsley have enjoyed a decent return to the Championship this term - they are currently in 11th place after 38 games - however, back-to-back promotions appears unlikely as they are 11 points adrift of the top-6 with only eight games to go.

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