On Saturday, November 6, Daniel Farke led Norwich City to Brentford Community Stadium to play a Premier League game against newly-promoted Brentford. Fortunately for him, he recorded his first Premier League win of the season.
Hours after the 1-2 away win, Norwich City announced that Daniel Farke has been sacked alongside his backroom staff members, Eddie Riemer, Chris Domogalla, and Christopher John.
Before the sack, Daniel Farke who has been the coach of Norwich City since 2017, led the club to 11 Premier League games this season. In the 11 games, Norwich City recorded 8 defeats, two draws, and a win.
The poor run forced Norwich City to remain at the bottom of the Premier League table with just 5 points in 11 games, 5 points away from safety.
Before the club announced that they have parted ways with coach Daniel Farke, the coach told reporters after the 1-2 win over Brentford that the victory was good for the confidence and self-belief of his players.
He recalled how he led Norwich City to win a series of Premier League games last season and thanked the club’s fans for being patient with the team this season.
“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”, Daniel Farke said hours before he was sacked. “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 criticizing 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 bringing 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.”
While explaining why the coach was sacked hours after his first Premier League win this season, Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber said in a statement that the coach had to be sacked for the best of the club.
It noted that the exit of the 45-year-old German tactician would give Norwich City a better chance of surviving relegation this season.
“In continuing to demand the very best for our football club, this decision was not an easy one”, the sporting director said.
“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.”
🗣"We work so hard on the training pitch so just come on don't care too much about the table just concentrate on your game."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 6, 2021
Daniel Farke thinks his side showed they kept their spirits high and showed their commitment pic.twitter.com/4otI9TKg9y
After he was sacked, coach Daniel took to Twitter to tweet about his next plans which include partying hard and then throwing himself to ecstasy.
“Thanks for the kind words, everybody”, he tweeted on Saturday night, November 6. “I’m currently at sugar and spice in Norwich, a big suitcase full of paper 😮💨 ready to make it rain. Tomorrow, flight to Zante. Party hard and take lots of ecstasies.”
Thanks for the kind words everybody. I’m currently at sugar and spice in norwich, a big suitcase full of paper 😮💨 ready to make it rain. Tomorrow, flight to Zante. Party hard and take lots of ecstasy. Goodnight canaries— Daniel Farke (@ffsfarke) November 6, 2021