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Officially! Farke takes over at FK Krasnodar

Daniel Farke is the new coach of the Russian first division soccer team FK Krasnodar.

The 45-year-old German has signed a contract for two and a half years, the club said in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar. Farke was coach at English Premier League promoted Norwich City until the beginning of November.

He himself spoke in a message of great “anticipation”. His coaching team with Edmund Riemer, Christopher John and Chris Domogalla will also move to Russia with him. Farke thanked the club for “giving me and my team the confidence to lead this modern and exciting club into a new, sporting future. In many of the decisions we made in the past, we were often able to leave our gut feeling.”

Time for adequate preparation

He now has five weeks to prepare the team for the new season, said Farke. “A big advantage is of course that the Russian league doesn’t start again until the end of February.” That’s basically enough for a complete preparation.

FK Krasnodar is currently fifth in the Russian league after 18 matchdays with 29 points. The first opponent this year is Lokomotiv Moscow on February 25, which also has a German coach in Markus Gisdol.

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