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Manager Rumour: Nigel Pearson Applies For Norwich Manager Role

Former Derby County manager Nigel Pearson has applied for the vacant Norwich City job.

Pearson is keen on the Canaries hot seat as he looks to get back into the game, Press Association Sport reports.

He left the Rams last October after less than five months at Pride Park, having taken charge of only 14 games, and Pearson is expected to be interviewed for the post at Norwich, who sacked Alex Neil last week.

Norwich have already missed out on Gary Rowett, who became Derby's third manager of the season on Monday, while Mark Warburton - who was interviewed by the Canaries in January 2015 - joined Nottingham Forest this week.

Roy Hodgson remains an option and he is in close contact with owner Delia Smith, with the pair long-term friends.

The former England manager has been out of work since he quit as Three Lions boss following their embarrassing Euro 2016 exit to Iceland last summer.

Press Association Sport understands he has been acting as a sounding board for Smith, who is leaning heavily on his advice.

Hodgson could still take the manager's job but the Canaries would not be able to pay the wages he previously commanded, so his relationship with Smith and husband Michael Wynn-Jones is key

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