‘Life is not all about money and titles’ - Farke on his City future
PUBLISHED: 22:43 22 February 2020 | UPDATED: 22:52 22 February 2020
Daniel Farke has outlined why Norwich City is the club for him.
Sporting director Stuart Webber tipped the man he targeted to lead the Carrow Road revival for the Champions League earlier this week, when he does leave Norfolk.
That was in response to an interview Farke gave in the German media prior to the 1-0 Premier League defeat to Liverpool when he suggested the outcome of the club's relegation fight would not determine his next career move.
"It's always nice when you get some compliments, whether it is from your own sporting director or the outside world, it's better than having rotten tomatoes thrown at you," he said.
"Two things for me, the creator of this 'Norwich way' was Stuart Webber and he arrived before I arrived and he is crucial to lead this club into the mid and long term future.
"Everything what we have achieved so far, and we are praised a lot, is due to the foundation work of Stuart Weber. It's even more important for the club that he is there instead of any player, any coaching staff member or whatever.
"The second thing is no one has to be concerned about my situation. Life is not all about money and titles and success. It is about human beings and relationships.
"It is even more pleasant to create something in an atmosphere where people want to leave their heart out on the pitch or off the pitch.
"I have this feeling I am totally at the right club at the moment and I feel honoured and blessed to be allowed to work for this amazing club.
"There could be some coaches who judge their own career by money, success or titles but to work at a place with so much unity and people who put their heart and soul into it is better than being the 24th coach in the history of a club to win the 147th title."
Farke, who takes the Canaries to Wolves on Sunday, is using Reds' chief Jurgen Klopp as inspiration.
"Jurgen Klopp is the perfect role model. He was fantastic at Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund but he worked for a long period at Mainz, including in the second division," said Farke. "Now he is judged by the titles he won for Dortmund and Liverpool.
"But if you asked Jurgen I am sure he would say he appreciated winning these big titles at big clubs but he would also value his work at Mainz.
"Although he has not been involved at that club for a long while he provided this identity and philosophy for them to help that club be successful for decades.
"I'm proud to work for this club and no-one needs to be concerned about my future."