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Daniel Farke

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Norwich Career: 2017- 
Current Club: Norwich City (Head Coach)
Date of Birth: 30/10/1976 
Nationality: German


On 25th May 2017, Daniel Farke was appointed as Norwich's Head Coach to be working with Sporting Director Stuart Webber. Farke was signed from Borussia Dortmund's reserve side (Borussia Dortmund II) - following the same route to England as Huddersfield's successful David Wagner with whom Webber had worked.

Farke played his whole career in the lower levels of German football including three spells with with SV Lippstadt 08 (youth-2003, 2006, 2007-08). He also played for Wilhelmshaven (2003-05), Bonner SC (2005-06) and SV Meppen (2006-07).

Farke began his managerial career with the club with whom he spent most of his playing career, SV Lippstadt 08. He was in charge for 6 years before accepting the opportunity to take charge of Borussia Dortmund II

He brought with him to England from Borussia Dortmund II assistant Edmund Riemer, scout Christian Fluthmann and defender Christoph Zimmermann

His first signing for Norwich was Marley Watkins.

Farke led Norwich to the Championship title in his second season at Carrow Road. They were relegated from the Premier League the following campaign but Norwich kept faith in Farke and his team. He then secured them a second Championship title in 2020/21 becoming the first Norwich manager to achieve two titles at this level. At the end of April 2021, there was interest from German sides Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt who were looking to replace their head coaches who would be leaving in the summer of 2021. Norwich then started to prepare a new contract for Farke to ward off suitors.

On 29th April 2021 Farke was named as the EFL Championship Manager of the Year.

On 3rd June 2021 it was reported that Farke had turned down overtures from Turkish giants Fenerbache. Farke was reportedly the favoured German candidate on the club's shortlist, with Paulo Fonseca and Nuno Espirito Santo also sounded out for the vacancy. Spanish outlet Marca are now reporting that ex-Real Madrid boss Bernd Schuster is primed to take the job. The ex-Besiktas coach was one of three Germans to appear on the shortlist including Farke and Ralf Rangnick. Fenerbahce aren't the first side to reportedly show an interest in Farke. Reports have also suggested Bournemouth considered making an approach for City's boss to succeed Eddie Howe last summer prior to appointing Jason Tindall. 

Farke managed his 200th game in charge of Norwich when they played Arsenal on 11th September 2021.

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