Leeds United has appointed Daniel Farke as their new manager on a four-year contract. Sam Allardyce, who failed to maintain the Whites in the Premier League and resigned from his position in early June after being appointed two months earlier, is replaced by Farke. The German spent last season with Bundesliga team Borussia Monchengladbach but was fired after only one season after leading them to a 10th-place finish. In his four years at Norwich, where he twice won the Championship until being fired by the club almost two years ago, Farke won the Championship twice in 2019 and again in 2021. His employment at Leeds is his first position in English football since that time. After leaving Norwich, Farke was appointed as the manager of the Russian club Krasnodar in January 2022. However, he departed the club two months later without managing any of their games due to the nation’s invasion of Ukraine.
“I’d want to thank everyone for the really warm welcome; I’m so pleased to be working for this incredible club right now,” new Leeds United manager Daniel Farke said. “I feel modest right now, I know I have to live up to everyone’s expectations, and I want to earn back the people’s confidence. The most crucial thing is to rebuild our club’s sense of cohesion and unity, and starting today, I will work on it with my staff and players. I also have faith that our supporters will be there for us when we need them. The opening contest of the season excites me much.”
Eddie Riemer will be Farke’s assistant, and Chris John and Chris Domogalla, who had previously worked together at Norwich, will also be part of his coaching staff.
“We are delighted to reveal Daniel’s selection as our first-team manager following a careful recruiting process,” Leeds United vice-chairman Paraag Marathe said. “I am pleased by his leadership and strategy for leading us back to the Premier League, as evidenced by his track record in the Championship. We warmly welcome Daniel and his team to the organisation and anticipate a successful campaign.”
On Sunday, August 6, Leeds United hosts Cardiff City to kick off their reintegration into the second division at Elland Road.
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