ovember 6, 2021 Norwich City’s Mathias Normann celebrates with manager Daniel Farke after the match REUTERS

Premier League strugglers Norwich City sacked manager Daniel Farke on Saturday hours after they picked up their first Premier League win of the season away to Brentford.

Farke, who spent four and a half years at Carrow Road, twice oversaw promotions to the top flight but just like the last time they were in the Premier League, Norwich have struggled.

In a club statement, sporting director Stuart Webber said it had been a hard decision to part with the German.

“In continuing to demand the very best for our football club, this decision was not an easy one,” he 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.”

Norwich’s win meant they remained bottom of the table on goal difference with five points from 11 games.

In 2020 they were relegated after one season back in the top flight, finishing bottom, but the club stuck by Farke and he guided the Norfolk team back into the elite.

“All at Norwich City should be forever grateful to Daniel and his staff for the significant role they have played in our journey,” Webber continued.

“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.”

Farke is the fourth Premier League manager to lose his job this season following Watford’s Xisco Munoz, Newcastle United’s Steve Bruce and Tottenham Hotspur’s Nuno Espirito Santo.

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