O'Neill, who is leaving Second Division Wycombe after five years in charge at Adams Park, during which time he guided the Buckinghamshire side into the Football League, emerged ahead of the other prime contender, his fellow former Northern Irish international Jimmy Nichol.
Norwich have agreed a compensation package with Wycombe for the man who had two spells as a player at Carrow Road. "I have always said that my happiest days in football were spent at Norwich," O'Neill said. "I am going back in the hope of making sure they return to the Premiership as quickly as possible."Reuse content