Daniel Farke should move to Bundesliga after pending Norwich relegation

Norwich City, Daniel Farke (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)
Norwich City, Daniel Farke (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images) /

Norwich City are almost certain to be relegated this season, and when that happens, Daniel Farke should follow David Wagner and join a Bundesliga side.

It’s been a rough-and-tumble Premier League season for Norwich City, in their return to the top flight. The general consensus is that this 2019-20 Canaries side is probably the very best rock-bottom side the Premier League has ever seen, and it’s hard to argue with that.

Norwich aimed to play great football, and have achieved exactly that on occasion, and they have also given us a few new names to add to the growing list of exciting Premier League talents, including Todd Cantwell, Max Aarons, and Emi Buendia.

The man behind this story is German manager Daniel Farke, who took over Norwich in 2017 after a 2-year stint with Borussia Dortmund’s reserve team. Farke is responsible for the revolution that has taken place at Norwich, and although the aim of playing attractive football has won them some admirers in the Premier League, it most likely won’t keep them from avoiding relegation, assuming that the Premier League finds a way to conclude their season.

Norwich are currently 7 points from safety, with fixtures against Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea still to play.


Farke is in a similar position to what David Wagner was in for a few years at Huddersfield. Yet another great footballing mind who was stuck with a relegation-fodder, Wagner recognized after Huddersfield’s relegation to the Championship last season that he had reached his ceiling with the club. He was then given a chance to manage Schalke in his native Germany, and has been successful ever since.

If Daniel Farke wishes to progress his career, he should follow the same path.

He has proven himself by developing players, earning promotion, and playing great football against big opponents with Norwich City. Now, with relegation back to the Championship looming, it’s obvious that Farke has done all he can with the Canaries, and he should look to take a step up in his career. There’s no doubt that those in Germany will be well aware of his talents – and there is bound to be at least 1 or 2 vacancies in the Bundesliga this summer.

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