Norwich latest news: Canaries icon could become Daniel Farke's successor at Carrow Road

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Journalist Stuart Hodge believes Russell Martin is in line to become Norwich City’s manager in the not-too-distant future.

Martin is currently in charge of Championship side Swansea City, having been appointed as Steve Cooper’s successor in August.

What’s the latest news involving Martin?

Martin has an affinity with Carrow Road, having been on Norwich’s books as a player for close to a decade.

The former central defender made 309 appearances for the Canaries, playing more than 27,000 minutes of football during his time with the Norfolk side.

Since hanging up his boots, Martin has gone into the management and took charge of Milton Keynes Dons in November 2019.

Although he was unable to guide the club into the Championship, he moved into the second tier himself when he took over at Swansea less than three months ago.

It has been revealed that reigning Premier League champions Manchester City are fans of Martin’s style of play and, as a result, Pep Guardiola is interested in enjoying a relationship which would see young talent head from the Etihad Stadium to Wales.

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What has Stuart Hodge said about Martin?

Daniel Farke has been in charge of Norwich since May 2017 and signed a four-year contract extension in the summer.

Farke was handed fresh terms after leading the Canaries to their second Championship title in three seasons and, as a result, back into the Premier League.

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While Farke’s job is safe despite a difficult start to the campaign which has been littered with defeats, Hodge believes the Canaries hierarchy will already be following club icon Martin’s progress in management closely.

The journalist told GIVEMESPORT: “Manchester City really like the way Swansea are playing under Russell Martin and are going to send players there on loan.

“If he’s not the next Norwich manager, Russell Martin will be the Norwich manager after that.”

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How successful has Martin been since moving into management?

Martin is relatively new to management and, in his first role, led MK Dons to 31 wins from 80 fixtures.

The 35-year-old also bounced back from a defeat to Blackburn Rovers in his first encounter as Swansea’s boss by leading his new employers to impressive wins over the likes of Welsh rivals Cardiff City and West Bromwich Albion.

Martin is nearing 100 fixtures in the dugout and will be keen to continue proving his managerial credentials by enjoying success at Swansea.

Upon taking over the Swans, the former centre-half penned a contract which runs until the summer of 2024.

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