David Wagner is not heading to Norwich City
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David Wagner is not in the running for the Norwich City head coach vacancy.
The Canaries' top brass have moved into the end game in their quest to find Alex Neil's successor, but Huddersfield chief Wagner is not heading to Carrow Road.
That will disappoint plenty of Norwich City fans, who may have hoped new sporting director Stuart Webber could persuade Wagner to reprise their impressive double act in West Yorkshire.
City aim to unveil a head coach by the end of the month, but the former Borussia Dortmund junior coach - who polled 34pc in our latest Pinkun poll which has attracted more than 2,500 votes - is not under consideration. The German has guided the unfashionable Terriers to the Championship play-off final against Reading at Wembley after a superb top six league finish.
Huddersfield completed a league double over the Canaries, but Webber made it clear when he was officially unveiled he had no plans to return to his old club for Wagner. That stance remains unaltered, although the sporting director's previously successful foray into the German market continues to see City linked with current FC Union Berlin boss Jens Keller.
The former Schalke coach was the subject of a series of bets last week that saw his odds cut to second favourite behind Fleetwood chief Uwe Rosler, but Keller indicated to German media over the weekend there had been no approach.
Eintracht Braunschweig's Torsten Lieberknecht was a new name added to the speculation mix on Monday, after leading Braunschweig to a top three finish in Bundesliga Two this season and a two-legged promotion play-off, starting later this week against Wolfsburg, for a place in next year's German top flight.
Garry Monk had been widely tipped for the Carrow Road vacancy since Neil's departure, but former Norwich and Leeds United defender Danny Mills expects Monk to stay at Elland Road.
The ex-Swansea boss is still waiting for a proposed Leeds takeover to go through before thrashing out his long term future.
'Garry's got the fans onside. Go to a new club and you've got to prove yourself again, no matter your reputation,' said Mills, speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post. 'And which manager out there can Leeds realistically bring in is going to be better? They'd both be hard pressed to find a better alternative.'