Norwich City's sporting director Stuart Webber claims that next manager is already in a job, fuelling Uwe Rosler rumours

General view of Norwich City's Carrow Road ground

The former Leeds United and Wigan Athletic boss has impressed in charge of Fleetwood Town, while being continuously linked to Norwich in recent weeks.

Fleetwood Town manager Uwe RoslerFleetwood Town manager Uwe Rosler

Norwich City's sporting director Stuart Webber has given the biggest indication yet that their new manager will be Fleetwood Town boss Uwe Rosler, by confirming that the Canaries' next boss is already in a job, as reports BBC Sport

Rosler has regained his reputation as one of the better managers in the lower leagues with Fleetwood following a contentious spell with Leeds United, and guided the Trawlermen to the League One play-offs, where they lost 1-0 on aggregate to Bradford City. He has long been linked with the Canaries role, with reports last month by the Mirror indicating that the German is Webber's first choice.

Norwich are still yet to replace former boss Alex Neil, who was sacked in March, and placed former Preston North End boss Alan Irvine in charge until the end of the season, leading to Norwich finishing eighth.

Despite the good form showed under Irvine, with Norwich winning five of his 10 matches in charge, it seems as if the club has taken the decision to look elsewhere, with Webber - leading the managerial hunt - confirming to BBC Sport that there is a list of candidates all managing at other clubs, and is hoping to get someone in before the end of May.

Norwich City manager Alan IrvineNorwich City manager Alan Irvine

"We have a list of candidates, and once their seasons are finished, we can start to accelerate that process," Webber said, as reports BBC Sport. "We have a clear idea of the type of person it'll be

"Things are a little bit slow because people's seasons are still going on and we have to be respectful of that. There's certain rules that we have to adhere by."

Leeds manager Garry MonkLeeds manager Garry Monk

Norwich had previously been linked with Leeds United boss Garry Monk, as reports the Daily Mirror, but according to the Daily Mail, it now seems that Rosler is the Canaries' top target.

While Rosler may be reeling from missing out on a Championship promotion with Fleetwood, it looks like the former Leeds and Wigan boss could be managing in England's second division regardless next season. 

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