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Norwich City to appoint Borussia Dortmund II's Daniel Farke as manager

According to reports emerging in The Daily Telegraph Norwich City are set to spring a surprise by naming Borussia Dortmund II's Daniel Farke as their new head coach.

Farke will be confirmed as the Championship club's new No. 1 this week after an extensive recruitment process led by new sporting director Stuart Webber and managing director Steve Stone.

The 40-year-old has established an impressive reputation working closely with Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel in charge of the German club's under-23s, guiding them to a second-placed finish this season with only three defeats.

And Farke is following former Dortmund coach David Wagner into English football in a bold and ambitious move by Webber, who has been charged with the task of finding a head coach to take the Canaries forward.

Webber brought Wagner to Huddersfield two years ago and Farke has been targeted as a a progressive, forward-thinking coach who will embrace the club's structure and determination to utilise the Academy. Farke succeeded Wagner at Dortmund's under-23s in 2015 and is understood to have recently turned down an approach from Bundesliga club Darmstadt to take over there.

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