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'Quite A Coup' - Emma Hayes Backed As 'Exciting And Fantastic' Managerial Candidate For Norwich City Job

'Quite A Coup' - Emma Hayes Backed As 'Exciting And Fantastic' Managerial Candidate For Norwich City Job

Chelsea Women head coach Emma Hayes has been described as a "far better manager" than former Norwich City boss Daniel Farke.

Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes has “more than enough credentials” to succeed Daniel Farke as Norwich City head coach.

Norwich City sacked Farke last Saturday only hours after the club’s first Premier League win of the season.

Farke led the Canaries to a 2-1 away win over Brentford, but Norwich sit bottom of the Premier League table -- level on points with Newcastle -- after 11 matches.

The 45-year-old German, who inked a contract extension with Norwich back in July, lifted the Championship title twice with the struggling Premier League club.

Hayes has now emerged as a surprise candidate to replace Farke at Norwich.


Journalist Casey Cooper-Fiske wrote for The Pink Un that the Chelsea Women boss is “possibly the best female manager in the world” and she would be a “quite a coup” for Norwich.

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Some fans flocked to social media to throw their support behind Hayes to become the first female manager in charge of a Premier League side.

“That would be amazing. She is such a class act and tactically shrewd. Imagine the positive publicity,” one Twitter user wrote.


Someone else posted: “Emma Hayes is a far better manager than Farke so… shouldn’t be an issue.”

While a third fan tweeted: “They should consider her. A lot of tough dynamics to manage but she’s got a good CV for it, easily more than qualified.”

And a fourth added: “She’s been hugely successful and should therefore be a contender for most jobs, I think.”

Hayes has been in charge of Chelsea Women since 2012 and led her side to their first Champions League final last season.

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The 45-year-old fell short of lifting the Champions League trophy after Chelsea Women suffered a thumping 4-0 defeat to Barcelona at the Gamla Ullevi in Sweden.

Hayes provided punditry for ITV during Euro 2020 in the summer and was widely praised for her insight and tactical analysis on matches.


The ex-Chicago Red Stars manager was heavily linked with League One side AFC Wimbledon back in February.

Hayes dismissed speculation surrounding the AFC Wimbledon role and hit out at claims that women’s football is a “step down.”

Popular talkSPORT presenter Laura Woods lauded Hayes as a “trailblazer” for women and insisted that she is a “brilliant coach” with a “brilliant character.”

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Topics: Emma Hayes, Norwich City, Premier League, England, Football