Norwich City sack manager Daniel Farke after Brentford win – The Athletic

Norwich City have sacked manager Daniel Farke.

Farke’s dismissal comes after Norwich beat Brentford 2-1 to secure their first Premier League victory of the season.

The Athletic understands that Farke was informed of his dismissal after he had completed his media duties after the victory at Brentford.

Assistant head coach Edmund Riemer, first team coach Christopher John and head of performance Chris Domogalla have also been dismissed.

A Norwich statement said: “Norwich City can confirm that head coach Daniel Farke has left the club with immediate effect.

“Daniel departs Carrow Road having overseen 208 competitive games at the helm across a four-and-a-half-year spell.

“Backroom staff members Eddie Riemer, Chris Domogalla and Christopher John have all also left the club.

“The club will issue a further update on its first team staff in due course.”

Sporting director Stuart Webber said: “In continuing to demand the very best for our football club, this decision was not an easy one.

“I know how determined Daniel and his staff were to succeed at this level, but we feel that now is the right time for a change to give ourselves the best opportunity of retaining our Premier League status.

“All at Norwich City should be forever grateful to Daniel and his staff for the significant role they have played in our journey. They helped deliver two Championship titles, many memorable moments and they all fully bought into our philosophy and what it means to be part of this football club.

“Daniel and his staff will always be welcome back here. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their hard work and wish them well for the future.

“It’s important that we now look forward. We have 27 league games remaining and a long way to go in the current season. We know we have the ability within our playing squad and staff to start picking up points and climbing the league table.”

Norwich currently sit 19th in the Premier League table, having only gathered five points from their opening 11 games.

They have scored less and conceded more goals than any other team in the league this season, and currently have a goal difference of -21.

German Farke was appointed in April 2017, arriving at Norwich from Borussia Dortmund II to succeed Alex Neil. Having finished 14th in the Championship in 2017-18, his first full season in charge, they were promoted as champions the next year.

Despite suffering immediate relegation from the Premier League in 2019-20, Farke retained the trust of the ownership, and secured another return to the Premier League, again as champions.

However, his Norwich side have given little if any indication that they can avoid another immediate relegation – up to their victory at Brentford.

But by that point his chance to prove that he has learned from the club’s previous Premier League experience had run out of time