Daniel Farke: ‘Here I work every day to try to do something special’

23 October 2017 04:14
German coach whose ambition is to make a lasting impression at Carrow Road is ready for the test of facing Arsenal in the Carabao CupWhen Norwich City visit the Emirates Stadium for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Arsenal, they will be led by a man who could once have been described as the Arsène Wenger of the German lower leagues. Daniel Farke, the 40-year-old appointed as the Norwich coach in May, rose to prominence by becoming the dominant figure at SV Lippstadt, a fifth-tier club he transformed on and off the pitch. Unlike Wenger, Farke decided to leave after delivering success and a new stadium.“I never wanted to become a coach,” Farke says. “Working as a head coach always seemed to be a bit short term. You lose five games and you’re out of a job. I always wanted to work on the long term and help structure things. I wanted to be a sporting director. So I began studying economics in university [in Paderborn] while still a player so that I could learn about contracts, taxes and things like that. I was only playing in the third tier so I had time to do that after training.” Related: Norwich cement their total hold over an Ipswich hampered by a lack of style Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian