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Norwich Sacks Daniel Farke

The Canaries Finally Win, Then Promptly Sack Long Time Head Coach

Norwich City ended one of the longest losing streaks in recent Premier League history with a 2-1 victory away from home against Brentford.

The Canaries secured the victory with two first-half goals. The first was a mazy run from on-loan midfielder Mathias Normann who finished with a low-driven shot to give them the lead in the sixth minute. Their second came from the penalty spot Teemu Pukki. The Finnish striker made no mistake from the spot after he was cynically chopped down by Charlie Goode.

The Bees fought back and got a goal on the hour mark. They were clearly the better side throughout, a second-half onslaught just wasn’t enough to rescue a point. Canaries ‘keeper Tim Krul was in inspired form and Brentford suffered their 4th league defeat in a row as a result.

In a surprising twist, however, manager Daniel Farke was sacked by the club despite finally securing a Premier League victory. Farke leaves the club having won two Championship titles and a terrible Premier League record.

The board released a statement regarding the termination of the German as head coach of the Norwich Footballbarely an hour after the final whistle blew on their first victory of the current Premier League campaign

The club’s sporting director Stuart Webber added this statement after the sacking was made official.

“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.”

There has been no word from the board regarding the first-team staff situation as yet. According to bookmakers Betfair, former Chelsea gaffer Frank Lampard is the favorite. Steven Gerrard, current Rangers manager, is also favored for the position with Roy Hodgson also being linked to the job. Names from the continent include German Bruno Labbadia - the former Hertha BSC boss and Swiss manager Lucien Favre who most recently was in the dugout for Borussia Dortmund.

The manager merry-go-round is in full swing now in the English Premier League. Stay locked on for the latest firings and appointments across the competition.

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