Dream big is Daniel Farke’s message to Norwich City fans
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Daniel Farke is urging Norwich City’s fans to dream big after signing up to lead the Canaries’ revolution.
The 40-year-old has agreed a two-year-deal, along with his assistant Edmund Riemer, to spearhead the club’s Championship fightback.
Farke rejected a chance to manage in the Bundesliga last season but believes Carrow Road is the perfect step, after opting not to renew his contract at Borussia Dortmund.
“There were different options, not only in England but in Germany. For me, this project and the moment is the right one,” he said. “I believe there is so much potential in the club and the city and I try to help fulfil all the hopes and the dreams to create this time of change.
“The fans can expect from me the same as the team. I want in the future when you watch Norwich to see a clear sign of who we are, you see what the club want, what the idea is and what the football should be. I want to create that.
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“I know the crowd here is amazing; a big support and I want them to dream, think big and have great dreams.
“I hope to make them happy and content with our way of football and that they identify with that.
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“It wasn’t about coming to England, it was about coming to Norwich. We had really good conversations, especially with Stuart (Webber). I watched a few games, learned about the history and I like the picture I got of the club.”
Farke knows his City history but it is the future and serving up entertaining football that is his mission statement.
“Norwich is a big name in Germany but I didn’t know the detailed stuff,” he said. “You know in the earlier days there was a big victory over Bayern Munich and of course you know Norwich were in the Premier League in four of the last six seasons. But from the first moment I got a good impression to do this. The more I knew, the more I wanted it.
“It depends on the players you have got but to bring it to the point I like to have the ball. I like to be in possession and dominate games. I want my players to stay compact, to defend and react well. I want a brave team, an offensive team, a team who will press high. I like my teams to be in possession and it is the quality of possession that then makes a difference.”