Just hours after Norwich City secured their first three points of the season, with a 2-1 win away to Brentford, the Norfolk based club made the decision to part company with German head coach Daniel Farke.
Though the timing of the decision seemed unorthodox, Sporting Director, Stuart Webber, has since released that the club had planned to sack Daniel Farke regardless of the result at Brentford and the decision was actually made the week before after a loss at home to fellow strugglers Leeds United.
Farke was held in the highest regard by most Norwich fans, as he led them to two EFL Championship titles, in 2018-19 and in 2020-21. Farke was the club's first-ever foreign coach and provided the canaries with several fantastic memories, some great attacking football, as well as a connection between the manager and fans that had not been seen at Carrow Road for decades.
In 2018-19, Farke's second full season in Norfolk, expectations were low after a 14th place finish under the German’s regime in their first season. That summer, Norwich sold their best player, James Maddison, and after a poor start to the season, with just one win in their first five games, questions were being asked by fans and pundits alike, regarding Farke's ability to manage at Championship level.
Norwich went on to win the league with 94 points, and new striker Teemu Pukki finished the season with 30 goals and was named EFL player of the year.
Farke’s only full season at Premier League level was somewhat of a disaster, as the club had their worst season in its history, and one of the worst-ever top-flight campaigns of any club throughout Premier League history.
However, Farke corrected his mistakes and followed up relegation with another Championship title, this time with 97 points. Though in Farke’s first top-flight season, he had a fair excuse as City spent less than £1m in the summer window, the 2021-22 summer transfer window, saw Norwich as the 11th highest spenders in Europe, with the likes of Milot Rashica and Pierre Lees Melou joining the club.
However, many signings failed to perform, and on the 7th of November 2021, the club announced that they had parted company with the German manager.