Dortmund considering Farke for managerial role

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund are understood to be eyeing a move for Norwich manager Daniel Farke should they part company with Lucien Favre.

Die Schwarzgleben have endured a tough 2019-20 season so far and rumours surrounding the future of Favre are rife.

They have only won two of their last nine matches in the Bundesliga and they currently lie sixth in the table – five points adrift of Borussia Monchengladbach who sit top.

Their poor run has seen them win just once away from home this season as they prepare to travel to Hertha Berlin on Sunday, who have announced legendary ex-Germany international Jurgen Klinsmann as their new head coach this week.

Champions League qualification remains on a knife-edge as well, with Dortmund third in Group F with one game remaining against Czech side Slavia Prague at the Westfalenstadion.

Dortmund’s star players have also not performed to their potential this season, with Jadon Sancho criticised and punished by the club for turning up late to training after the October international break.

Now, the club are understood to be earmarking future targets and have the Norwich boss in mind.

Farke took over from Alex Neil in May 2017 after managing the Dortmund second team for two years.

Initially, he was tasked with reducing the wage budget and they played out the 2017-18 season in disappointing fashion, finishing 14th.

However, they strode confidently through the Championship last season and were promoted as champions.

Farke has established an attacking brand of football at Carrow Road since walking through the door and that is thought to be a key consideration for Dortmund when finding a new manager.

However, they will stick with the Swiss boss for now and hope results can change.