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Norwich boss Dean Smith to make Prem history

Norwich City boss Dean Smith is set to make a Premier League history this weekend.

Smith will become the first ever manager to take charge of successive Premier League matches against the same opponent after taking over at Norwich City.

Norwich confirmed the appointment of Smith as their new head coach, with the former Aston Villa boss penning a two-and-a-half year deal on Monday.

The 50-year-old left his job at Villa Park eight days earlier but made an immediate return to the Premier League and is tasked with avoiding relegation at Carrow Road.

The loss to Southampton during Smith's last game in charge was their fifth successive defeat, which ultimately led to his departure.

His first game in the Norwich dugout will come against the same opposition as the Canaries face Southampton at Carrow Road when the Premier League restarts after the international break this weekend.


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