Norwich City have been handed a major boost regarding Daniel Farke ahead of the club’s upcoming Premier League campaign.
That’s according to the Canaries’ sporting director Stuart Webber, who, in a recent interview with The Sun, claimed that Norwich fans do not need to concern themselves with the future of Farke, as the 44-year-old is set to sign a new deal ahead of next season.
Webber said: “The supporters do not need to worry. I would be very surprised if he has not signed an extended contract by the time we kick a ball again in August.
“I spoke to Daniel during the international break in March. We agreed to speak at the end of the season, which we have done. We are in a position where we would like him to stay and he would like to stay. He believes in the club and what we are trying to do.”
Having taken over at Norwich back in May of 2017, Farke has already enjoyed a great deal of success in his time at Carrow Road.
After finishing in 14th place in the second tier during his first season in charge, Norwich then shocked the Championship by winning the league title with a whopping 94 points in the manager’s second season at the club.
A disappointing Premier League campaign followed, with the Canaries being immediately relegated after finishing bottom of the league – although both Farke and his side earned praise for their ambitious and attacking style of football as well as their faith in youth prospects – with players such as Ben Godfrey, Max Aarons, Todd Cantwell and Jamal Lewis all featuring regularly in the top flight.
However, this disappointment regarding relegation did not last long, as, in the season just past, the Canaries bounced straight back up as league champions, securing Farke’s second league title over just four years in Norfolk.
Away from the pitch, Norwich have also made dramatic improvements under Farke’s leadership, with the German manager, alongside Stuart Webber and chief operating officer Ben Kensell, transforming the club into one that is self-sustaining financially – with Farke being a key component in the Canaries’ Moneyball-style transfer strategy.
As touched upon earlier, the club also now have a number of highly valuable assets due to Farke’s faith in youth prospects, with the likes of Aarons, Cantwell and Emi Buendia being valued by the club as worth approximately £100m in the current market, three players whom the club spent a total of £1.35m in transfer fees on.
As such, Farke’s influence on the fortunes of Norwich City simply cannot be understated, and that the news the 44-year-old looks set to remain at Carrow Road for the foreseeable future is undoubtedly an update that will leave fans of the club buzzing.