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Farke deal extended at Norwich

Norwich manager Daniel Farke, who is preparing to take the club into the Premier League for the second time, on Wednesday signed a four-year contract extension


The 44-year-old German, Farke took over in May 2017 and led the Canaries to promotion to the Premier League in his second season.

The team played attractive football but struggled to score and finished bottom, 14 points from safety.

They rebounded strongly, running away with the Championship title last season and Farke extended his stay on Wednesday.

“My blood is already pretty much yellow,” Farke told the club web site.

“I’m absolutely over the moon and feel pretty emotional.”

“Now it’s about going the next step, doing everything we can to make sure this club becomes an established Premier League side.”

Norwich also signed Farke’s assistant Eddie Riemer, the head of performance Chris Domogalla and first-team coach Christopher John to four-year contracts.

“We’re in an uncertain world at this moment in time, so to have some stability and security at the football club is important,” said Stuart Webber, the Norwich sporting director.

This summer Norwich have signed Kosovo winger Milot Rashica from Werder Bremen, English goalkeeper Angus Gunn, the son of the former Norwich stopper Bryan, from Southampton and former Nice midfielder Pierre Lees-Melou.

They have signed Chelsea and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour on a season-long loan signing but have lost Emiliano Buendia to Aston Villa.

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