Bit by bit, name by name those lining up for an interview start to emerge.
Simon Grayson's name popped up today; he fits certain bills – in that he's bright, young and hungry for success.
And he has a promotion to his name.
Geraint Williams doesn't have a promotion to his name, but he has a tenth place finish in his first season in charge at Layer Road and the Us already look a fair bet for another season of mid-table safety – not something that you could claim for the Canaries.
He like Grayson might be filed under the heading 'Up and coming…' And in that file you may well find Phil Parkinson. As Alan Pardew's No2 at Charlton, he might need a harder 'sell' than most. Norwich have already done Pardew's No2s.
And then amidst it all, old Ferret gets a phone call from up north to throw another name into the hat – Glenn Roeder.
He, apparently, gave great interview.
Having quit as Newcastle United boss to make way for Sam Allardyce last season, the 51-year-old was linked to the role of Director of Football at Arsenal in the summer – something that doesn't exactly look to shabby.
He is, by nigh-on every account, one of the nicest guys in football. And did drag United up and out of danger in his season with Shearer at his side.
Whether he has the 'Wow!' factor one or two might be looking for is something for the board to ponder as their search for a new chief gains ever greater urgency.
And the longer they ponder, so the chance of someone else muddying the water grows that much greater.
Leicester City, for example.
This afternoon and Milan Mandaric's defences finally crumbled and after Wanderers' chief Phil Gartside appeared at his door for the third time, so Meggy now appears set for a distinctly luke-warm welcome at the Reebok.
Where does Milan go now? His track record at keeping managers is not the best; maybe that will be held against him.
But if you're Simon Grayson, which way are you going to jump? One look at the table might make your mind up; one swift call to Meggy along the lines of: 'This Mandaric, what's he like..?' might equally have you jumping ship the other way.
There are, of course, bigger beasts in the managerial jungle floating around. Having come within a whisker last time round, Aage Hareide you would expect to apply again.
Word was last time that the man was a 'Nordic whirlwind' and would all but row up the Wensum in a Viking long-boat such was his desire for the job.
Alongside the Crook-Littbarski combo, he's the one with the big fat book of foreign player contacts. And, to be fair, Norwich could do a lot, lot worse than slamming some no-nonsense Swede in the middle of that team.
And then there's Jewell. Apparently free to go anywhere, anytime. I won't be standing in his way, was Dave Whelan's quote to the Manchester Evening News.
Perhaps he can be here before November 1, after all. Still seems strange to book a lengthy family holiday in prime autumn appointment time…