Daniel Farke

The highly respected manager of Premier League club Norwich City, Daniel Farke won the EFL Championship title in just his second campaign in English football, turning the Carrow Road side into champions on a shoestring budget.

As a player, Farke was a forward, plying his trade in the lower levels of German football. Starting at hometown club SV Steinhausen, he spent the majority of his career with SV Lippstadt 08, where he enjoyed three spells before hanging up his boots and being appointed the club’s manager in 2009.

He was in charge at Lippstadt for six years and took the team from the sixth tier of German football to the fourth, making it the most successful period in the club’s history.

In 2015, Farke accepted the opportunity to take charge of Borussia Dortmund II, the reserve side of the Bundesliga giants. He managed the team for two seasons before he was recruited by Norwich City.

Farke completed his inaugural season in the Championship with Norwich in 14th place in the league table, but by the following season he had built his own team, with six players brought in from Germany. He also had a clear idea about the kind of attacking football he wanted to play and a vision for what he wanted to achieve at Carrow Road. “You have to have a clear philosophy as a club, how you want to play, the work ethic, the atmosphere,” he has said. “We are all addicted to results, but the biggest chance to do that is to work in a methodical way.”

His methodical way of working delivered success and Norwich secured promotion to the Premier League as Championship winners.

Sessions by Daniel Farke

Possession & transition

in Formations and Tactics

This session involves many important topics from our football philosophy, such as possession and transition after winning or losing the ball in narrow spaces. The players are encouraged to perform the activities at their highest levels of intensity, which is important because it gives them the ideal load. MORE

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