Leeds sources: Daniel Farke set to take over as boss today

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

4th Jul, 2023 | 8:17am

Sources: Daniel Farke heads into Thorp Arch today to take over as Leeds United manager

Daniel Farke is set to take over as Leeds United manager today, sources have told Football Insider.

The former Norwich City boss is expected to arrive at Leeds’ training ground at Thorp Arch on Tuesday (4 July) to oversee the start of the club’s pre-season training programme.

The Yorkshire club have a full agreement in place with the 46-year-old and a deal for him to become their next manager is done.

The German will now oversee the Whites’ pre-season training tests and preparation for the new campaign as they prepare for life in the Championship.

On 29 June, Football Insider revealed that Farke was to take over from interim boss Sam Allardyce as the club’s new permanent manager.

Allardyce was in charge for the final four games of the 2022-23 season in an attempt to save the Whites from relegation and after failing to do so was relieved of his caretaker duties.

The Whites have been close to a deal for Farke for a week but the appointment has been held up as the club wait for the Football League to ratify the takeover of the club by the 49ers enterprise.

Farke has been out of work for just over a month after being sacked by Borussia Monchengladbach after an underwhelming season.

He previously spent four years as boss of Norwich City where he guided them from the Championship to the Premier League twice.

Following his lengthy spell at Carrow Road, Farke took over at Russian side Krasnodar in January last year and resigned before taking charge of a single game.

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