Daniel Farke

As a player, Daniel Farke spent the majority of his career with German club SV Lippstadt 08, where he enjoyed three spells before hanging up his boots and being appointed as 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 German giants. He managed the team for two seasons before he was recruited by Norwich City.

Farke completed his inaugural season in the EFL Championship in 14th place with Norwich, 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.

His methodical way of working delivered success and Norwich secured promotion to the Premier League as Championship winners in 2019. He secured promotion back to the Premier League as champions again in 2021 and was voted LMA Championship Manager of the Year.