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Getting to know... Christian Fl├╝thmann

2 August 2017

Christian Flüthmann joined Norwich City as First Team Coach in June, taking on a position which also involved technical and performance analysis.

After giving Christian time to settle in at Carrow Road, we caught up with him to discuss his first few weeks with the Canaries.

Christian, how did your move to Norwich come about and was it an easy decision for you?

"Daniel asked me if I was interested in the job. I thought about it for 10 seconds and then said yes, for sure."

How would you describe your role within the coaching team?

"In pre-season I am on the pitch a lot, but once the season starts I'll be doing more analysis in the background.

"I'll analyse our team and the opponents for the next game. There is a lot of data but also a lot of looking at Daniel's ideas and seeing if the team is doing a good job of carrying them out.

"We can analyse the other sides to see where space is and where we can play our football. That's my main topic."

How does this job differ from your previous ones?

"For me, it's a new role at Norwich.

"The last few years I was a Head Coach in the youth departments of Borussia Dortmund and Arminia Bielefeld. It's about the next steps, because I wanted to work with a first team.

"I've known Daniel, Eddie and Chris for one year because we worked together at Dortmund, although not all the time. It's new for me and the staff but we've got a lot of trust between us."

And you've been given a new nickname since arriving here...?

"Our kit manager said on my first day that I needed a nickname.


"I came to Norwich and said in Germany I was called 'Flutey' but that was difficult to explain.

"He said 'okay, you are Fluffy' and now that's what I am - I'm cool with that!"


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