General view of Norwich City's Carrow Road ground
According to The Telegraph, Norwich City will appoint Borussia Dortmund II coach Daniel Farke as their new manager in what is a surprise move.
New sporting director Stuart Webber was lured over from Huddersfield last month, and he has been charged with the task of finding a new manager, with Fleetwood Town's Uwe Rosler and Leeds United's Garry Monk two suggested names.
Now though, The Telegraph report that Norwich are set to go for a left-field appointment, with Borussia Dortmund II boss Daniel Farke believed to be on the verge of landing the job.
General view of Borussia Dortmund fans
Farke, 40, had been in charge of SV Lippstadt for six years before leaving in 2015, and he eventually took over from now-Huddersfield boss David Wagner as manager of the Borussia Dortmund II team.
Farke's record is impressive, losing just six of his 56 games in charge, winning 29 with a goal ratio of 98 scored to 43 conceded, and he now looks set to follow Wagner in making a surprise move to the Championship.
It's claimed that Norwich believe they have landed a major coup with Farke, and after extensive talks in recent weeks, the German should be confirmed as the new Canaries boss later this week.
Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner
The move suggests that Webber is looking to repeat the trick of his 2015 move for Wagner, which has seen Huddersfield become promotion contenders, with the Terriers set to face Reading in the Championship play-off final later this month.
Wagner's replacement Farke now looks set for East Anglia, and Webber will be hoping that he can replicate the Huddersfield manager's success by making Norwich promotion contenders next season.
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