Norwich City have sacked David Wagner after losing in the Championship play-off semi-final to Leeds United.

Blackburn Rovers will be making the trip to Carrow Road next season after the Canaries were thumped 4-0 at Elland Road on Thursday night.

Despite getting the first leg being a tight, goalless, affair, Leeds battered Norwich in the second leg and found themselves 3-0 up before half-time.

Goals from Ilia Gruev, Joel Piroe and Georginio Rutter set them on their way in what was an impressive display from the hosts but a pitiful rear guard from the Canaries.

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After missing out on promotion, it's widely expected that Norwich will have to sell star men Josh Sargent, Jon Rowe and Gabriel Sara. It appears their rebuild will now go beyond the first-team squad.

Wagner is set to leave Norwich, with Sporting Director Ben Knapper making the final decision. The German boss was on the brink after Rovers' 3-1 win at Carrow Road in November but a change of guard bought him a stay of execution.

Knapper had only recently arrived into the role and Norwich then picked up. They didn't lose another match at home and finished in the top six, though the fans were still largely on the fence.

Whilst their form at home was very impressive, the away record was a huge concern. Norwich picked up only 24 points from 23 matches, the 19-best record. Rovers, by contrast, picked up 28.

Those away day troubles were evident at Leeds and the manner in which they capitulated seems to have been the final straw for the Norwich board.

Wagner took over in January 2023, finished 15th in his first season and won 31 of his 75 matches in charge a percentage of around 41%.

Sporting director Knapper said: “David has operated with class and dignity throughout his period as Norwich City head coach, but we now feel that the time is right for us to move in a different direction.

“We remain committed to progressing our football club, in both the short and long-term, working through a diligent and thorough strategy.

“The appointment of a new head coach is an important one. We will now work and continue our due diligence with the view of making an appointment in the near future.”