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Daniel Farke insists he is ready to lead Norwich back to the Premier League after relegation

‘This is what you are dealing with after relegation’: Daniel Farke insists he’s ready to lead Norwich back to the Premier League after down

  • Norwich were relegated from the Premier League after their defeat to West Ham
  • Boss Daniel Farke insisted that he wanted to win Championship promotion
  • Canary Islands have three more games to play with a visit to Chelsea for Tuesday

Daniel Farke admitted it will be a ‘hard task’ to rebuild Norwich into the championship next season, but is excited by the challenge of trying to get them back to the Premier League.

The Canary Islands’ relegation to the Sky Bet Championship was confirmed on Saturday with a 4-0 home loss to West Ham.

Norwich doesn’t have long to lick their wounds, with a trip to Chelsea next Tuesday, but Farke is starting to think about the 2020-21 campaign.

Norwich has been relegated from the Premier League led by Daniel Farke (left)

Norwich has been relegated from the Premier League led by Daniel Farke (left)

“It is undoubtedly an arduous task, because you can always feel when a club drops out the first year, it is incredibly difficult,” he said.

“It will not be easy because we have to rebuild the squad, rebuild the momentum and the players have suffered many disappointments, which is not good for confidence. But this is what you will deal with after relegation.

“It is always difficult and the good thing is that we have 46 games to work on this renovation. I expect the first games in particular to be incredibly difficult, but because of our values, our philosophy and principles, this should guide us. ‘

The German added, “It won’t be easy without a doubt, but easy would be a bit boring. I am always looking for challenges and that is what we stand for. ‘

With a view to the next term, especially with a shorter period than usual between seasons, Farke wants his players to accelerate in their last three Premier League games.

A major debate surrounding the Carrow Road club is whether they can keep their highly regarded young players.

Norwich sports director Stuart Webber has said the departure will be ‘on our terms’ and ‘for a lot of money’, and Farke is optimistic about sticking to people like Max Aarons, Ben Godfrey and Todd Cantwell.

Max Aarons (left) and Ben Gofrey (right) are among the young people who attract transfer interest

Max Aarons (left) and Ben Gofrey (right) are among the young people who attract transfer interest

Max Aarons (left) and Ben Gofrey (right) are among the young people who attract transfer interest

He said: “First of all, we have no financial pressure at all and the second reason is long-term contracts, so I think it’s quite realistic to keep them.

“We also won the championship title with them, so I think there are many subjects where they need to improve.”

The Canary boss once again apologized for relegation and admitted that he felt his coaching ability could offset their minimal expenses last summer.

Farke added: “I was well aware that there was a big gap between us and all other clubs in terms of money, individual quality, experience and quality options in the depth of the team.

“But I was hoping that I could make up for all these gaps with my quality as a coach and I couldn’t.”

Norwich has three more games to play, starting with a visit to Frank Lampard's Chelsea side

Norwich has three more games to play, starting with a visit to Frank Lampard's Chelsea side

Norwich has three more games to play, starting with a visit to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side

Last season, Farke faced Frank Lampard in the championship, when the Chelsea boss was in charge of Derby, and he has a lot of respect for his opposite number.

Farke feels that the Stamford Bridge club is on track to compete for major awards among the former English midfielder.

“Since they are still in transition, with the integration of young players, they may not have the incredible consistency to win the Premier League title, but they are on the right track,” he said.

“I have already crossed my fingers for Frank to continue with this fantastic work and I just have compliments for him and what he did at Chelsea.”

Farke also confirmed that Norwich has allowed the borrowed Ondrej Duda to return to Hertha Berlin early, now that their relegation has been confirmed.

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