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Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League

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Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.

German manager Daniel Farke has been coaching Norwich City since May 2017.

And he took the team from the middle of the table in the English Championship all the way to the Premier League.

“When you want to be a good coach you have to have the full package, that’s for sure. I don’t believe that you always have to punish or instill fear into players like the old days,” he told Sky Sports.

“Players need trust, they are human beings and only in comfortable surroundings will you bring better performances. We try always to create situations where the players feel comfortable.”

He added: “They know I will always back them and protect, especially in public, but in the dressing room we can be unbelievably honest or have situations where we don’t discuss anything and it’s a monologue. That’s what you have to do as a coach.”

“Each and every head coach has their own ideas and philosophy. This club had a clear picture of what I would bring, and I was aware of what Norwich City means. I decided to sign here because I’m fully convinced this club is where I want to be.”

“We had to create a turnaround and a new philosophy of how to work and play and it wasn’t easy. I don’t believe in fortune, I believe is working hard and that is what has paid off,” he said.

“As a head coach you need a strong leadership group behind you and that is exactly what we have with Stuart Webber and our board, we know exactly what direction we want to head and what is possible. We are not naive but realistic about what we can achieve, and we try to work on it.”

Farke concluded: “We are happy to bring this club back to Premier League level. It’s been a quick turnaround under financial pressure and, of course, we are delighted with the development.”