Norwich have been 'inundated with applications' for their managerial vacancy following Paul Lambert's departure for Aston Villa.
The Canaries boss brought an end to his near three-year stay at Carrow Road with his appointment at Villa Park confirmed earlier on Saturday.
Norwich have denied reports that a compensation package for the Scot's services has been agreed and insist they are still in discussions with their Premier League rivals.
But they are now focused on the search for Lambert's successor and claim to have already received a flood of interest in the vacancy.
The Canaries also paid a glowing tribute to their former boss, who lead them from League One to the Premier League on the back of successive promotions and then retained their top-flight status against the odds.
A statement on the club's official website read: "Following today's announcement by Aston Villa that they have appointed Paul Lambert as their new manager, we would once again like to place on record our sincere gratitude to Paul for everything he has done for the club - everybody at Carrow Road wishes him all the best for the future.
"Some media reports are suggesting we have agreed compensation for Paul's services with Aston Villa, however, this is not the case.
"We will continue to discuss this matter privately with Aston Villa.
"Meanwhile, the search for the next Norwich City manager is already actively under way and the club has been inundated with applications for and interest in the job of leading this great club forward in the Barclays Premier League.
"The next Norwich City manager will have a great squad of players, a robust and competitive budget and excellent facilities to work with - as well as the superb backing home and away of our fantastic supporters."