Grant Hanley: Norwich City captain signs new five-year deal

Grant Hanley climbs above Jon Walters to win a header in the East Anglia derby
Grant Hanley has not played for Norwich since injuring his quad in the derby draw with Ipswich

Norwich City defender Grant Hanley has signed a new contract with the Championship leaders until 2023.

Hanley, 26, joined from Newcastle United in August 2017 and scored two goals in 40 appearances since.

The Scotland international, who was named club captain at the start of the season, has been out with a quad injury since 2 September.

"I just wanted to get it done as soon as I could," Hanley said.external-link "From the moment I walked in I felt so welcome."

Meanwhile, Christian Fluthmann has left his role as first-team coach at Norwich to take up a role with German side Eintracht Braunschweig.external-link

Fluthmann, 39, joined up with the Canaries in 2017 from Borussia Dortmund.

The departure is offset by the appointment of Christopher John as first-team coach.

"We've known he'd leave in the summer and then there was an opportunity to bring in Christopher John," Canaries boss Daniel Farke said.

"Right now there was an chance for Christian to sign a new long-term contract in Germany and for that reason we decided to make this change now and not in the summer."

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