Norwich City manager search rolls on as Fleetwood Town boss Uwe Rosler bursts into contention

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 28 March 2017, 10:21

Fleetwood Town manager Uwe Rosler has emerged as the latest name in the frame to take charge of Norwich City.

On Monday morning Rosler was a 20/1 long shot for the Championship post, but come the afternoon he was cut to 8/1, and then shredded further to 4/6 in the evening, while he can today (Tuesday) be found at just 1/3 to switch divisions.

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Rosler, a former Brentford, Wigan and Leeds manager, returned to the dugout with Fleetwood in July, and on Saturday he’s set to oversee his 50th match at the helm in all competitions.

The German has enjoyed a superb debut season with The Trawlermen up in 3rd spot in League One after a cracking run of form which has seen the club lose only one of their last 22 league games.

With seven games to go Fleetwood are six points adrift of the automatic promotion spaces, yet if they continue their fine form then they will keep the heat on 2nd placed Bolton.

At the time of writing Rosler’s men are priced at 10/1 (Bet365) to finish in the top-2, while they can be backed at 5/2 to win promotion up to the Championship for the first time in their history.

Given the current circumstances it’s virtually impossible to see Rosler leaving his post from now until the end of the season, yet a summer switch could well be possible.

It was only a few days ago that Norwich, who have been managerless for nearly three weeks, were hotly linked with the employed duo of David Wagner (Huddersfield) and Paul Heckingbottom (Barnsley) - the latter was as short as 8/13 - however, both men have since drifted in the betting.

It looks increasingly likely that interim boss Alan Irvine, who has recorded four points from two games, will remain in charge until the end of the season. The Canaries, five points and two places off the top-6, still hold hopes of making the play-offs, and they can boost their prospects with a win at Aston Villa on Saturday.

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