Boris Becker, cheesecake and currywurst – Farke answers the big questions from Canaries fans
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Cake, football culture and sporting heroes were among the topics covered as Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke took part in a light-hearted online question and answer session.
Farke cited legendary German manager Ottmar Hitzfeld as one of the role models who inspired him to pursue a coaching career.
Hitzfeld won the Champions League with both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, winning seven Bundesliga titles in total during his time in charge of the German giants.
With Farke now embedded in the challenge of trying to guide the Canaries to safety in the Premier League, the 43-year-old has spoken about the managers who he has looked to for inspiration in his journey so far.
"I think there is not one special manager, there are always different influences," the former Dortmund U23 head coach explained. "Of course I worked alongside Thomas Tuchel for example at Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp was a role model, Pep Guardiola, I followed his way quite closely at Bayern Munich.
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"Of course all their thoughts and their style influenced what you are doing. If I'm really honest there was one really big role model for me, a bit in the former years, Ottmar Hitzfeld.
"He worked for Borussia Dortmund and for Bayern Munich he was able to win the German title, the Germany cup, to win the Champions League with both clubs.
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"He was a role model for me in terms of coming along with the players, in terms of leading the group, treating them like human beings. So if I had to name one, I would name Hitzfeld."
Farke was taking part in a light-hearted online Q&A with City fans, organised by the club's shirt sponsor Dafabet, with his love for strawberry cheesecake among the lighter topics covered.
He was also asked about his interest in other sports and revealed: "I was pretty interested in tennis and of course Boris Becker, when he was able to win Wimbledon he was our hero, and also my hero in former years.
"So tennis is a topic, I also follow basketball, mainly the NBA (in the USA) - and I also like golf. If I'm honest there is no time for me to play golf but of course I follow the tournaments and as a German I have to support Martin Kaymer, so I hope pretty soon he is back on his best level and able to win a major again.
"So golf is also a big top and also I can calm down when I'm following golf, if I'm honest."
- You can watch Farke answering questions from fans in a Q&A organised by City's shirt sponsor Dafabet in the video above