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Thorup takes over at Norwich after Wagner sacking

By Sports Desk May 30, 2024

Norwich City have appointed Johannes Hoff Thorup as their new head coach on a three-year deal.

Thorup replaces David Wagner, who was sacked earlier this month following Norwich's 4-0 defeat to Leeds United in the Championship play-off semi-final.

The Dane moves from Nordsjaelland, where he took over in January 2023 after being promoted from his role as assistant coach.

He led them to a second-place finish in the Danish Superliga that season to earn a spot in the Europa Conference League qualifying rounds.

In his first full campaign in charge, Thorup took them to the group stage of the European competition before finishing fourth in the Danish top-flight.

Speaking to the club website, Thorup said: "I'm excited, I hope that the supporters are excited as well. I hope that we can create something together. It's so important that they are proud of the team.

"I feel the connection with the people, the club and the city. Everyone I have met with so far is so humble, nice, and easy-going.

"I have my ideas and I have my principles in the way that we are going to play, but I am also here to listen to some of the good stuff that has already been done. I have to make sure that I am very clear that this is something that we do together, and everyone has to have that feeling."

The Canaries finished sixth in the table last season and will now prepare for their third consecutive season in the Championship under Thorup. 

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