Norwich City have appointed Daniel Farke as the club’s new head coach.
Farke who is hardly a household name in England, arrives at Carrow Road from Borussia Dortmund and becomes the permanent successor to Alex Neil, who was sacked in March. The 40-year-old German is joined by countryman Edmund Riemer, who will take on the role of assistant head coach. Both have put pen to paper on two-year contracts.
Farke told the club’s official website: “I’m very excited to be here, it’s a great adventure for me. 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 manager 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 Championship, after Alan Irvine took caretaker charge for the final 10 games.