Is it Farke too late for Leeds United?

Published on 4 July 2023 at 20:00

Harry Lucas


With what seems to be panic stations at Elland Road, things are starting to look slightly more settled with their new appointment Daniel Farke. The former Norwich City boss is starting a new challenge but this time in the North of England, the German will be desperate to get Leeds United to where their fans feel they belong. 



The Current state of affairs

To say that Leeds United is a mess at the moment is an understatement, with no confirmed owners, no signings, no official outgoings and only just confirming their manager the Yorkshire side have got a job to do. With Victor Orta's departure last season and now what looks Andrea Radrizzani's focus being fully set on Sampdoria the direction of the club is currently in the air.

The San Francisco 49er's look like the new owners at Elland Road but are still waiting for confirmation from the EFL to confirm whether they are suitable owners or not - which is potentially the reasoning behind the delayed appointment.



My Predicted Squad Departures


Illian Meslier

Joel Robles


Robin Koch

Diego Llorente

Rasmus Kristensen

Junior Firpo


Brenden Aaronson

Marc Roca

Jack Harrison

Tyler Adams

Luis Sinisterra

Crysencio Summerville


Rodrigo Moreno

Wilfried Gnonto




Who does that leave?


Kristoffer Klaesson


Luke Ayling

Liam Cooper

Stuart Dallas

Pascal Struijk

Max Wober (50/50 chance)

Charlie Cresswell

Jamie Shackleton

Leo Hjelde

Cody Drameh


Adam Forshaw

Darko Gyabi

Sam Grenwood

Daniel James

Ian Poveda

Archie Gray


Georgino Rutter

Patrick Bamford

Joe Gelhardt



Farke's managerial experience


FC Lippstadt 2009-2015

Borussia Dortmund II 2015-2017

Norwich City 2017-2021

Krasnodar 2022

Borussia Monchengladbach 2022-2023

Leeds United Present


What will Daniel Farke do?

The German has now officially signed for the Peacocks - but what should we expect? The 43 year olds Championship experience isn't one to be frowned upon securing himself two promotions to the Premier League from the EFL Championship. Frake predominantly set up in a 4-2-3-1 formation at the Canaries playing possession based football. The speed of play tends to fluctuate throughout the game which flows well with intricate, intelligent passes. 

Leeds United fans will be in for a positive surprise in style of play if all goes to plan. Granted it may not be as exciting as El Loco, however it may be more sustainable if they see success. It isn't confirmation of guaranteed success for Leeds United as there is a lot more work to do, although the appointment of Daniel Farke can be seen as a positive one.


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