Daniel Farke Unveiled As the New Borussia Monchengladbach Manager

Daniel Farke

Last season saw a huge managerial merry-go-round in the Bundesliga. There have already been some more comings and goings this time around. Marco Rose is out of Borussia Dortmund whilst Niko Kovac has made his return to Germany. Another familiar face, in the form of Daniel Farke, has been named the new Borussia Monchengladbach manager.

Former Norwich City Boss Daniel Farke Has His Next Job

The Impact That he can Make in Germany

As previously mentioned, it was a dramatic off-season last year with a lot of managers moving around the Bundesliga. Rose swapped Gladbach for Dortmund and Oliver Glasner went from Wolfsburg to Frankfurt, to name just a couple. Now, having been away from the country for five years, Daniel Farke is back in town with a point to prove.

Daniel Farke was previously involved with lower-league SV Lippstadt, before then taking a role with Dortmund II. He then of course took the leap of faith, swapping Germany for England, and this definitely paid off. The man from Steinhausen arrives in the Bundesliga with his stock as high as ever and a fascinating project on his hands with Gladbach.

No manager has enjoyed a prolonged spell with Die Fohlen since Lucien Favre. Rose and Adi Hutter have come and gone in recent years with very few managers being afforded much job stability across the whole division. Daniel Farke was a mainstay at Norwich and despite the consistent flow from promotion to relegation, his dismissal took a while to come. It seems unlikely that this will be the case at Borussia Park.

Daniel Farke Recovering From His Norwich Exit

Norwich fans will be forever indebted to Daniel Farke for the way in which he won the Championship title in 2019 and then again in 2021. They often faced the drop with no more than a whimper but all the while, secured automatic promotion by 11 points and then ten.

Whilst one may assume that Farke’s last job in football would be the lengthy spell at Carrow Road, that is not the case. In the most bizarre of circumstances, Daniel Farke arrived in Russia and then left again without managing a single FC Krasnodar game. The Russian invasion of Ukraine prompted Farke along with his staff to leave on their own accord. Thus, his last football may have come in England, but he was briefly employed elsewhere.

Daniel Farke lit up the Championship on two occasions with Norwich but was then unable to replicate such form in the English top-flight. The open nature of the Bundesliga should give him and his players more room to breathe when he comes to implementing his dynamic style of play. Along with Kovac in Wolfsburg, Farke’s time with Gladbach will be worth keeping an eye on.