Leeds appoint Farke as coach in 4-year deal

Daniel Farke has been appointed as Leeds United’s new manager on a four-year deal ahead of their first season back in the Championship.

Farke replaces Sam Allardyce, who failed to keep the Whites in the Premier League and left his role in early June having been given the job two months earlier.

The German was at Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach last season but was sacked following just one campaign after guiding them to a 10th-placed finish.

Farke’s appointment at Leeds is his first job in English football since his four-year spell at Norwich – where he won the Championship twice in 2019 and 2021 before being sacked by the club nearly two years ago.

After his stint at Norwich, Farke was named as manager of Russian club Krasnodar in January 2022 but left the club two months later without managing any games for them following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

On his appointment at Elland Road, Farke said: “I’d like to thank everyone for the really warm welcome, I’m really grateful at this moment, to work for this amazing club.

“I feel humble at this time, I know the responsibility to fulfil all the expectations and I want to repay the trust shown.

“The most important thing is to create a togetherness and unity within this club again and from today onwards, I will work on it with my staff and players, and I trust our supporters will be there when we need them. I can’t wait for the first game of the season.”

Farke will be assisted by Eddie Riemer, with Christopher John and Chris Domogalla also joining his coaching team having previously worked together at Norwich.

Leeds United begin life back in the second tier at home on Sunday August 6, with Cardiff City travelling to Elland Road.

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