Norwich City column: David Wagner has to join Stuart Webber through Carrow Road exit door
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the impending sense of doom at Norwich City.
I’ll be the first to hold my hands up and admit I was sucked in by our promising start to the season.
By the tantalising thought that after two dismal years, a corner had been turned and there was some light at the end of a long, dark tunnel.
But in truth, all those victories served to achieve was papering over the cracks of a club in decline, suffering the consequences of years of poor leadership, failed recruitment and neglectful decision-making.
A club that if it is not careful, could sleepwalk towards an absolute disaster come May.
Maybe that is a bit dramatic, but there is without doubt a pressing need to hit the reset button.
Change is of course afoot, with Stuart Webber making his long-overdue exit, to be replaced by Ben Knapper.
There is a saying that you either die a hero – or live long enough to become the villain.
That is certainly the case for Webber, who is without doubt the chief architect of the mess we currently find ourselves in.
But he is not alone.
I feel we have got to a point where – sadly – David Wagner needs to join Webber in being shown the exit door.
Wagner is a good man and I accept that he doesn’t have a great squad at his disposal, but his record is simply not good enough. Stretching back to last season, we have won just six of our last 24 games.
I hinted earlier that relegation is not out of the question – and that kind of form is exactly why.
It feels that week-in-week-out, Wagner is being tactically outsmarted – while his ability to throw away points with the substitutions he makes is outstanding to say the least.
For me, Wagner should be relieved of his duties and a caretaker appointed until Knapper starts officially in late November.
It’s not perfect, but it’s the best option we have.