Daniel Farke sacked by Norwich City despite first league win of season

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Farke says his first win in the Premier League is a "big relief" before he learns his fate

After their first win in the Premier League season, Daniel Farke, Norwich City's head coach, was fired.

The Canaries won at Brentford 2-1, but are still bottom of the Premier League with just five points from 11 games.

Farke had led Norwich twice to promotion from the Championship since 2017.

Stuart Webber, sporting director, stated that "we feel now is a good time to make a change in order to preserve our Premier League status."

Farke did not indicate that he knew he was losing his job in the post-match interview with BBC Sport.

He said, "We certainly have a chance [of survival]," It's a marathon. We will improve as a team if we continue to work together. While I cannot guarantee that we will stay in the league, don't let us go.

The German manager of Norwich for 208 games, winning 87 of them, was the German.

In 2017, he took control of Norwich, leading them to the Championship title his second season.

After one season in the Premier League, they were relegated but came back as champions last year.

He has the fourth-worst record among Premier League managers who have managed more than 20 games - he won just six of his 49 top flight games.

Chris Sutton, a former Norwich striker, said to BBC Radio 5 Live that if Norwich want to make a difference, they must do it now in order to have a chance.

"I think Farke has done a great job. Norwich supported his model and they gave him a 4-year contract in the summer.

"This must have been in your mind for some time. Although we don't like seeing people fired, Norwich City wants to be the Premier League's best.

"You can see that teams like Brentford are competitive. "Norwich haven't been."

The Canaries confirmed that Chris Domogalla, Eddie Riemer and Christopher John had also left the club.

Webber stated that the decision was not easy.

He said, "All of Norwich City should be forever thankful to Daniel and his team for the significant part they have played in this journey," he continued.

They helped us win two Championships, many memorable moments, and they all understood our philosophy and what it meant to be part this football club.

"Daniel, his staff, will always be welcomed back here. I would like to thank them all and wish them the best for the future.

According to a Norwich statement, "The club will provide a further update on the first team staff in due time."

Because of the international break, their next game will not be until they host Southampton in just two weeks.