You may have seen the announcement from Norwich City on social media this morning which tells fans that if they’re going to see the Canaries play Hull tonight that they should be in their seats at Carrow road by 7.30pm for an “important announcement.”
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) March 13, 2019
Speculation is rife on Facebook and Twitter that a new contract extension for Daniel Farke is going to be announced and I have to say, that was my first thought (and hope) too.
According to TeamTalk.com that is exactly what is going to happen, with Team Talk carrying an “exclusive” story this morning suggesting that they understand that Farke has signed a new long-term deal with the club.
The 42 year old German is the Canaries’ first ever foreign coach and after a difficult first season, with the club in transition, he has overseen City’s rise to a challenge for the automatic promotion places this term.
Should Norwich achieve promotion to the Premier League, then playing there without Farke at the helm would be unthinkable and not a little worrying. He has brought the squad together and fostered a team spirit that hasn’t been so obvious at the club since Paul lambert was in charge.
He has also brought us a style of play (and players) that have taken the Championship by storm, with pundits and managers alike often referring to Norwich as the “best passing team in the league.”
As well as that, his now customary celebrations with the fans at the end of games, both home and away, have become legendary as well as making the bond between fans and their gaffer as strong as I can ever remember it being in my 40 odd years of following the club.
If this is what is being announced tonight then let’s hope Farke will be lead around the pitch on horseback by some native Americans!
Anything less and the club have missed a trick!