Trio of staff leave Norwich City with Daniel Farke
Written by Training Ground Guru — November 7, 2021
ASSISTANT Eddie Riemer, first-team coach Christopher John and Head of Performance Chris Domogalla have all departed Carrow Road along with Head Coach Daniel Farke.
Yesterday the Canaries announced that Farke had been sacked after four-and-a-half years and 208 competitive games in charge - even though he had just presided over their first Premier League win of the season, against Brentford.
Riemer had worked with Farke at Dortmund reserves and SV Lippstadt 08 and arrived at the club with him in May 2017. Domogalla arrived at the same time, also from Dortmund B, and oversaw all aspects of sports science and fitness at the club.
John had been appointed in November 2018 from Paderborn, where he was assistant with their Under-21s. He had worked with Farke at SV Lippstadt.
Farke guided Norwich to a disappointing 14th-place in the Championship in his opening season in England, but claimed the title and promotion to the Premier League in his next campaign.
After relegation from the top flight the following season, a second Championship title followed in 2020/21 - and with a club-record 97 points.
However, this season the Canaries are bottom of the Premier League and it has taken them until their 11th game, yesterday at Brentford, to claim their first win.
Sporting Director Stuart Webber said: “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.”
The club said it would “issue a further update on its first team staff in due course.”