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Daniel Farke signs new contract at Norwich City

13 March 2019

Norwich City are delighted to announce that Head Coach Daniel Farke has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with the Club, keeping him at Carrow Road until June 2022.

Farke’s coaching staff have also committed their futures to the Canaries, with Assistant Head Coach Edmund Riemer, First-Team Coach Christopher John and Head of Performance Chris Domogalla signing deals of the same length.

Speaking exclusively to canaries.co.uk, Farke said: “I’m over the moon and absolutely happy to feel blessed and honoured to be in this responsible role for this amazing Club.

“I made clear from the first moment that I arrived here, it really feels like home. Of course, right now everything is sorted and I’m unbelievably happy that further on I will be allowed to be in this role and work for this massive Club. A big thank you to everyone.

“From the first minute, you got the feeling that everyone wanted to be successful and the way we wanted to work and the direction we wanted to head.

“Of course, it was a bit of a shaky start after two difficult years for the Club with relegation and first difficult year back in the Championship. I felt even in these times, there was a lot of support and trust and we are all happy that we have been able to pay back.

“At the moment, it feels a bit like all Canaries are flying and Carrow Road is a pulsating ground with big unity in the Club and city. It’s really a great pleasure to work each and every day for this amazing Club.”

Farke joined the Canaries back in May 2017 from Borussia Dortmund II, taking over from Alan Irvine who took temporary charge of the Club at the end of the 2016-17 season.

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After guiding the team to a 14th placed finish in his first season, Farke’s squad have produced some terrific performances and earned some impressive results this year, putting them firmly in the race for promotion to the Premier League.

“It was one of the reasons I wanted to sign, that I’m convinced our path is not already done,” Farke continued.

“I’m totally convinced the Club is heading into the right direction and all credit goes to our Board and Stuart Webber because they are crucial for leading the path.

“A big topic is to make this Club a permanent member of the best 25 clubs in the whole country. That means that we are always allowed to play either in the Premier League or to at least fight in the play-off ranks to reach the Premier League.

“That’s our big task, not only to be there with one successful season or to have one good year, it’s more like to make out of this club a really permanent member of the best 25 teams in this country.

“It’s a big, big task, it’s not an easy way to go and there’s a still a lot of work to do with it but I’m happy that I’m allowed to help in a responsible role and to go further on. “

Sporting Director Stuart Webber said: “We’re delighted, it’s been a long time coming but as we’ve always spoken about, it’s about it being right for both parties, the Club and Daniel and his staff.

“To finally get to this day is great. It’s exciting, we can now continue on and progress and not have this sort of subject hanging over us a little bit.

“As much as it doesn’t affect our work, Daniel and the guys are unbelievably professional, it’s there and it takes up everybody’s time and takes up Daniel’s time in the media taking questions on it.

“So to finally get there and have him and the rest of his staff tied down for three-and-a-half years is fantastic and it means we can really try and push forward now.”


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