CONFIRMED: Norwich City appoint Daniel Farke as their new head coach


first_imgNorwich have announced the appointment of Daniel Farke as their new head coach.The 40-year-old German has left his role as Borussia Dortmund reserve boss to take control of the Championship side on a two-year contract.Farke replaces Alex Neil, who was sacked in March, and becomes the Canaries’ first ever foreign manager.Farke has been in charge of Dortmund’s second side since David Wagner joined Huddersfield in 2015 and guided the team to second in their division with only three defeats this season.Edmund Riemer, his assistant at Dortmund, will take up the same position at Carrow Road.“I’m very excited to be here, it’s a great adventure for me,” said Farke.“I was really looking forward to coming here and seeing all of the people and learning even more about the club.“I had a really good time with Borussia Dortmund, but Stuart Webber has told me all about Norwich City, its traditions and history, and I know what a great club it is. “The more I know about Norwich City, the more excited I get. I’m very glad to be here and can’t wait to get started.”Farke becomes Norwich’s first foreign boss and replaces Neil exactly two years after the Scot guided the club to the Premier League, beating Middlesbrough 2-0 in the play-off final. Neil failed to keep them in the Premier League and the Canaries were relegated after one season and then finished eighth in the Sky Bet Championship this term, after Alan Irvine took caretaker charge for the final 10 games.The Canaries also considered Lincoln’s Danny Cowley and Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom but talks with Farke had been on-going for a number of weeks with new sporting director Webber travelling to Germany recently.Webber joined Norwich in April from Championship rivals Huddersfield, where he was influential in bringing another former Borussia Dortmund II boss, David Wagner, to England.Wagner joined Town in November 2015 and has this season led them to the Championship play-off final, where they Reading on Monday.Farke will need to work within a tight budget with Norwich cutting back having failed to make an instant return to the top flight. They have released several high earners, including former England international goalkeeper John Ruddy, and would consider offers for Yanic Wildschut, Matt Jarvis and Steven Naismith. Daniel Farke is the new Norwich City manager 1last_img

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