Robin Sainty believes Smith was the safest choice out of the options available and despite initial concerns has grown to like him.
"I've spoken to a few of my Aston Villa connections and they've been full of praise for the work he's done," he said.
"I'm not doing cartwheels but it's an interesting appointment."
Having researched Smith's work in more detail during his time at his previous clubs, Sainty believes those experiences will set him up to succeed at Norwich City.
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