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Norwich appoint Dane Thorup as head coach

Johannes Hoff Thorup pointing
Thorup was appointed manager at FC Nordsjaelland in January 2023 after having first joined as a youth coach [Getty Images]

Norwich City have appointed FC Nordsjaelland manager Johannes Hoff Thorup as their new head coach on a three-year contract.

The 35-year-old Dane replaces David Wagner, who was sacked following the Canaries' 4-0 defeat by Leeds United in the Championship play-offs.

Norwich finished sixth in the table under Wagner and his replacement will prepare the Carrow Road club for a third successive season in England's second tier.

Thorup has been in charge of Danish top-flight side Nordsjaelland since January 2023, having been promoted from his role as assistant coach.

"I'm excited, I hope that the supporters are excited as well," Thorup told the club website.

"I hope that we can create something together, it's so important that they are proud of the team.

"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."

After taking over at Nordsjaelland, Thorup guided them to a second-place finish in 2022-23 to earn a spot in the qualifying rounds of the Europa Conference League.

And in his first full season in charge this term, he took the club to the group stage of the European competition and oversaw a fourth-place finish in the Danish Superliga table.