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Paul Tisdale the latest name in the frame for Norwich City

PUBLISHED: 12:07 23 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:10 23 March 2017

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale is being touted with Norwich City's head coach role. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale is being touted with Norwich City's head coach role. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

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Exeter chief Paul Tisdale is touted with the Norwich City head coach vacancy.

Tisdale is the longest-serving manager in the Football League after clocking up a decade in charge of the League Two Grecians.

Bet Victor have installed Tisdale as 8/1 third favourite on Thursday morning, for the position as Alex Neil’s permanent successor, in a new look model unveiled by chairman Ed Balls prior to last weekend’s 2-0 Championship win over Barnsley.

Roy Hodgson and Ryan Giggs currently head the market, with Tisdale a surprise name ahead of more established figures such as Nigel Pearson and Aitor Karanka.

City were linked with Bristol Rovers’ boss Darrell Clarke on Wednesday but the Canaries’ top brass is yet to appoint a sporting director, who will have a key role in recruiting the head coach.

Huddersfield’s head of football operations, Stuart Webber, remains the clear front-runner to take that position working in tandem with new managing director Steve Stone.

Balls made it clear in recent days City will keep an open mind on the identity of a new head coach. Tisdale has guided the Grecians to within a point of the League Two play-offs and has forged a reputation as an innovative coach who has only paid a transfer fee for one player in his long stint at the West Country club - Troy Archibald-Henville, who he signed for a reported £50,000 from Tottenham in 2010. Tisdale has two promotions on his CV with the Grecians.

Current interim manager Alan Irvine is poised to remain in charge for City’s trip to Aston Villa after the international break.

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