Norwich City deputy chairman Michael Foulger says statement is on the way

Norwich City could be on the verge of naming their new manager.

The Canaries are searching for a replacement for Paul Lambert, who resigned last week. And according to deputy chairman Michael Foulger, the search could well be over.

Speaking at Great Yarmouth's Tuesday race meeting, Foulger told the crowd that an announcement on the management situation was expected 'within 48 hours'.

Bookmakers have Birmingham's Chris Hughton as odds on favourite to take over the Carrow Road hot-seat and sources in the Midlands are convinced the 53-year-old former Newcastle boss is leaving St Andrews for Norfolk.

Meanwhile, Lambert is due to be officially unveiled as the new Aston Villa manager at a press conference on Wednesday.