Norwich City are set to sack David Wagner hours after their play-off exit to Leeds United. 

An announcement on the German’s dismissal is set to arrive on Friday, just hours after a 4-0 Elland Road defeat ended their faint hopes of play-off success.

The Sun are reporting that Norwich will turn their attentions to hiring a more progressive coach, having spoken to Arsenal assistant Carlos Cuesta earlier in the season. 

Former Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper is also said to have been sounded out, but isn’t interested in the vacancy - the report adds. 

Wagner was likely to be dismissed regardless of how the Championship campaign concluded, with Knapper hoping to take the club in a different direction. 

The German’s reign as City boss looks set to end after just 75 matches in charge, having replaced Dean Smith as head coach in January 2023.

Wagner oversaw just 31 wins, 17 draws and 27 defeats and is poised to departs Carrow Road with a win percentage of 41%. He looks set to leave the club ahead of a summer of change under sporting director Ben Knapper. 

Speaking on his future last night, Wagner confirmed talks would take place.

“I think it's clear that there has to be some conversations, from my side as well, about the plans of next season.

“I said this beforehand, what the players have done in the second part of the season was very, very good. The difficult spell which we had was quite easy to explain and this is how it is. Everything what will happen we will see you.

“It hurts because we had the chance to go to Wembley, after the first leg where we it was totally even tonight we were not as competitive as we should have been and where we normally can be as well and this is what now at the moment counts.

“Maybe tomorrow I can look on it a little bit different and yes, the players have done great, how they recovered from this very difficult period.

“The truth is today we were second best. Leeds were better, they deserved the win, they deserved to go to Wembley. And today we were not as good as we should have been to be competitive.”