‘I have so much love for these fans’ - Farke reveals what is driving him on
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Eddie Howe may be favourite for the sack race but Daniel Farke has no such job fears at Norwich City.
The Bournemouth boss brings his strugglers to Carrow Road on Saturday for a Premier League survival scrap, after a week that started with him batting away questions about his own future.
Bournemouth were booed off following a 3-0 home defeat to Watford but Farke was cheered from the pitch by City's away support at Old Trafford following his own side's 4-0 loss.
"I don't take it as given I have that support. I'm thankful and grateful because what I've learned so far since working in football is that is not normal," said Farke. "Quite often you are only judged by results in this business. When you don't win games there will be questions asked. I am in an unbelievable position.
"I have the backing of my sporting director, of my owners and board. But I also feel I have this bond with the supporters.
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"It is tough for them right now they must wait so long to celebrate a win or enjoy a good result and you could see after losing 4-0 how they were with me and the players. We are often asked about pressure and if you are worried about your own situation.
"I don't have to worry at all.
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"The biggest pressure I feel is because I am so passionate and I have so much love for these fans that I want to work another miracle for them. They show me so much trust and for them I want to surprise the whole football world again."
Farke is backing Howe to get Bournemouth upwardly mobile, after taking four points from the last 33 available.
"I think it's strange he is having to answer those type of questions. You learn in this business there's no time for being grateful or thankful for what you have achieved," said Farke.
"He's a top class coach who will have a great career and I'm also pretty sure that he is capable of bringing Bournemouth to a brighter future again, because he has proven this in recent years.
"When you don't take a deeper look at things and instead just judge the table and say, okay, we need to change something, then at every club in every league you can expect those type of questions.
"I am pretty sure he has the 100pc backing of the club.
"Fantastic coach, fantastic players and I also like the team spirit he has built."