Norwich City have sacked Daniel Farke as manager after four-and-a-half years in charge at Carrow Road.
Farke’s departure comes after a disastrous start to the season in which Norwich currently sits rock-bottom of the Premier League after 11 league matches with just two wins in all competitions, after having twice won promotion from Sky Bet Championship either side of relegation from the Premier League in 2019-20 season.
Given that this decision comes just hours after a 2-1 away win at Brentford, Norwich’s Sporting Director, Stuart Webber issued an expansive explanation behind Farke’s exit in which he admitted that the decision to part company with the German “was not an easy one.”
Webber added that although Farke and his staff were keen to succeed in England’s top flight especially with results now improving, the club felt “that now is the right time for a change to give ourselves the best opportunity of retaining our Premier League status.”
Paying tribute to Farke, Webber said: “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.”
Webber also confirmed that Farke and his coaching team “will always be welcome back” at Carrow Road in the future, as he took the “opportunity to thank them all for their hard work and wish them well for the future.”
Looking ahead to the relegation scrap that lies ahead this season alongside the FA Cup, Webber iterated that it is “important” to look forward with 27 league games left to avoid relegation as the club sit rock-bottom on goal difference behind Newcastle United.
With a five-point gap to safety, Webber insisted that the Canaries can stay up, as he commented: “We know we have the ability within our playing squad and staff to start picking up points and climbing the league table.”
An update on the club’s coaching situation will be made available in due course.