According to reports, Daniel Farke was surprised when he was fired as Norwich manager after their win at Brentford 2-1.
Farke and Norwich split unexpectedly on Saturday night. However, they had just recorded their first win of season when Teemu Pukki and Mathias Normann scored goals that earned them three points in west London.
Prior to that win, the Canaries had lost eight out of 10 games and conceded an alarming 25 goals.
Saturday’s win was a positive step in the right direction. It moved them to within five safety points. That is not bad considering that there are still 27 games.
These facts made it even more puzzling that Farke was fired. The AthleticHe claimed that he felt the decision was ‘out-of-the blue’.
The 45-year old was reported to have been pulled from the sidelines after a post-match press conference at Brentford Community Stadium. He and his coaches were then told they would be fired.
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Each was allowed to notify their family members of the news, which was shocking for pundits and fans alike.
Farke was serenaded just a few minutes earlier by Norwich’s jubilant travel support at Brentford. They sang his name, and cheered the celebration “Olés”He was a star in his previous 87 victories at the helm.
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The German, along with his assistants Edmund Riemer & Christopher John, only signed a four-year contract for Carrow Road this summer after securing a second promotion in three seasons as Championship title winner.
The chiefs of Norwich will now need to compensate the trio by offering them substantial parting pay packages. Farke’s fee is expected to reach seven figures.
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He stated that his final remarks as Canaries boss showed that he was totally unaware of the impending exit. “It was an important step today. It’s also a long road.
“We need to make sure in the middle of the week and then especially in the second week (of the break) we keep going again, because we want to build on this important win and also get more points in the next home game.”