Daniel Farke has been sacked by Norwich just hours after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Brentford.

It was Norwich’s first league victory of the season, after a run of 10 games without a win.

The German’s departure from Carrow Road was announced shortly after their 2-1 victory at Brentford.

“In continuing to demand the very best for our football club, this decision was not an easy one,” sporting director Stuart Webber said in a statement.

“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.”

He added: “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.”

Farke who joined the club in 2017 and twice led them to promotion from the second-tier Championship had been under increasing pressure after the Canaries failed to win any of their opening 10 games on their return to the Premier League this season but unfortunately he faced the axe shortly after Norwich first league win of the season.

Speaking before his dismissal, Farke said: “We are there finally. It’s been a long wait and after a tough start it’s great to get the first win under our belts. It’s great for the mood, the confidence and the self-belief. The lads deserve to have this winning feeling back in the dressing room.

“There’s no replacement for wins for the self-belief and, let’s be honest, they’re all young lads. I think it’s the youngest Premier League XI so it’s not easy for them. Everyone is criticising them so they deserve this. We’ve got a great team spirit.

“Last season we were winning game after game but the fans weren’t able to celebrate with us, so also for them it’s a great celebration. They’ve had to be very patient. Everyone was so committed today to bring home the three points.

“Every game at this level is about fine margins but the key to today was going back to our DNA, keeping the ball and making short passes. We had to defend in the second half but we still had the chance of scoring a third in the second half.”

Despite Saturday’s victory, the Canaries remain bottom of the English top flight with five points from 11 games.


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