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Norwich City transfer rumours: Jens Keller in the frame for head coach

PUBLISHED: 11:51 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:25 18 May 2017

Union Berlin boss Jens Keller is the latest name in the frame to be the new head coach at Norwich City. Picture: PA

Union Berlin boss Jens Keller is the latest name in the frame to be the new head coach at Norwich City. Picture: PA

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FC Union Berlin boss Jens Keller continues to be touted with the head coach vacancy at Norwich City - with the odds on the German tumbling in the past 12 hours.

Uwe Rosler and David Wagner have been heavily linked, as Stuart Webber closes in on Alex Neil’s long term replacement, but it is another German who is emerging as a potential candidate.

Keller is now as short as 11/4 second favourite in the market, after being cut from 40/1 10 days ago, with betting suspended for a period on Thursday morning following a surge in interest. The 46-year-old is preparing for his final game of the Bundesliga 2 season this weekend, but Berlin have already missed out on a play-off spot as they look to complete a top four finish in the German second tier.

Keller, who is contracted to Berlin until 2018, forged his coaching reputation in a two year stint at Schalke, when he guided the club to the Champions League knock out stages on two consecutive occasions.

Webber made it clear recently he had not ruled out an overseas appointment and the City sporting director is believed to have targeted another German-bred coach following his huge success in appointing Wagner at Huddersfield. The Terriers are now one game from the Premier League after edging out Sheffield Wednesday in a tense penalty shoot out Championship play-off semi final, second leg on Wednesday.

Webber stuck to his orginal timeline last week when he reiterated Norwich want the new man in place by the end of this month.


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