Managerial merry-go-round has started – Norwich City appoint Daniel Farke, while Garry Monk quits Leeds United
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Ipswich Town look set to stick with Mick McCarthy for a fifth successive season, but the summer managerial merry-go-round is well underway. Here’s what’s been happening.
The Canaries have today confirmed the appointment of their first-ever overseas coach in the form of Daniel Farke.
The 40-year-old German follows in the footsteps of successful Huddersfield boss David Wagner in taking on a Championship job following a spell in charge of Borussia Dortmund’s Under-23s.
City’s new sporting director Stuart Webber, only 33, was poached from Huddersfield himself earlier this year and charged with recruiting Alex Neil’s long-term successor.
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Farke said: “I’m very excited to be here, it’s a great adventure for me. I had a really good time with Borussia Dortmund, but Stuart Webber has told me all about Norwich City, its traditions and history, and I know what a great club it is.
“The more I know about Norwich City, the more excited I get. I’m very glad to be here and can’t wait to get started.”
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Webber said: “I’m delighted to welcome Daniel on board. He was an outstanding candidate, and I’ve spent a lot of time getting to know his methods and how he works. When it became clear he was interested in coming here I was very pleased.
“Borussia Dortmund are known for employing high-class coaching talent, and if you look at his team at Dortmund they very much dominated possession and they were defensively very good. He’ll bring a certain style and identity to us that the fans can relate to.”
Garry Monk has today quit as boss just two days after Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani completed his takeover.
Leeds spent much of the season in the Championship play-off places, but missed out on a top-six spot after claiming just one win in their final eight games.
Ex-Swansea boss Monk had been expected to sign a new deal after the buyout of Massimo Cellino.
A club statement read: “Andrea made it clear to the media yesterday that his intention was to exercise the club’s option to extended the manager’s contract for another 12 months and immediately begin negotiations for a longer term deal.
“Mr Radrizzani has met with Garry twice since taking over at Elland Road earlier this week and during the second meeting yesterday it became clear that Garry was considering life beyond Leeds United as at no time did Garry wish to discuss terms for a longer contract.”
Portuguese head coach Marco Silva has today confirmed he is walking away from the KC Stadium.
The 39-year-old had a positive impact at the Tigers in the second half of the campaign, but six wins was not enough to save them from the drop.
“It’s my goal as a manager to work in the Premier League,” said Silva, who has been linked to the vacant Watford and Porto jobs.
David Moyes resigned after the Black Cats finished bottom of the Premier League with 24 points, thus ending their 10-year stay in the top-flight.
Owner Ellis Short said: “In the days ahead we will take some time for reflection, and then focus on recruitment and pre-season as we prepare for our Championship campaign. We wish David well in the future.”
Caretaker boss Steve Agnew remains hopeful he’ll get a chance next season following Boro’s relegation to the Championship, but owner Steve Gibson is weighing up his options.
The out-of-work quartet of Nigel Pearson, Ryan Giggs, Garry Monk and Alan Pardew have been linked, as have Slavisa Jokanoic (Fulham) and Simon Grayson (Preston).
Former Tottenham and West Ham boss Harry Redknapp has signed a one-year deal after keeping the Midlands club clear of the relegation zone in the final three matches.
Paul Lambert remains in charge at Molineux, despite rumours he is unhappy with the influence super agent Jorge Mendes has on recruitment. The club’s wealthy new Chinese owners are reportedly keen on ex-Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka.
Italian Walter Mazzarri has left the Hornets after they finished one place above the Premier League drop zone. Roger Schmidt, the former Bayern Leverkusen manager, has been linked.
Another Premier League club on the look out for a new boss after Sam Allardyce surprisingly quit on Tuesday after just five months in charge.
Veteran boss Neil Warnock has committed to another year at the Welsh club and has set his sights on a promotion push.
Carlos Carvalhal came in for some criticism from Owls fans during last season, but oversaw a fourth-place finish and has signalled his intent to stay at the helm.