Daniel Farke greets fans at Elland Road after appointment as new Leeds United boss

Daniel Farke
Farke met fans outside Elland Road. Credit: ITV News

Daniel Farke has been greeting fans at Elland Road after being appointed Leeds United manager.

The former Norwich City boss had pictures taken with supporters outside the ground on Tuesday after signing a four-year contract.

The 46-year-old said: "I’d like to thank everyone for the really warm welcome, I’m really grateful at this moment, to work for this amazing club.

"I feel humble at this time, I know the responsibility to fulfil all the expectations and I want to repay the trust shown.

"The most important thing is to create a togetherness and unity within this club again and from today onwards, I will work on it with my staff and players, and I trust our supporters will be there when we need them. I can’t wait for the first game of the season."

Farke's appointment ends the hunt for a permanent replacement for Sam Allardyce, who left following the club's relegation from the Premier League in May.

The German, who won the Championship with Norwich twice, in 2019 and 2021, was sacked from his last job as manager of Borussia Monchengladbach after finishing tenth in the Bundesliga.

Prospective Leeds owner Paraag Marathe said: “After a thorough recruitment process, weare excited to confirm Daniel’s appointment as our first team manager.

"His record in the Championship is clear, and I am impressed by his leadership and plan to guide us back to the Premier League.

"We welcome Daniel and his staff to the club and look forward to a strong season.”

Farke's first league game in charge of Leeds will be at home to Cardiff on 6 August.

Eddie Riemer joins as assistant head coach, with Christopher John and Chris Domogalla also joining the coaching team.

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