Daniel Farke resigns as manager of Russian team Krasnodar without managing a single game

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Former Norwich boss Daniel Farke resigns as manager of Russian Premier League side Krasnodar without taking charge of ONE game since his appointment in January

  • Daniel Farke left Krasnodar without taking charge of a single game
  • He was named coach of the Russian Premier League side in January
  • His first match was postponed due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
  • The German was sacked by Norwich in November after a rocky start











Former Norwich boss Daniel Farke has left his job as manager of Russian Premier League side Krasnodar without taking charge of a single game.

The German was appointed on January 13 and signed a contract until the summer of 2024, just two months after being sacked by the Canaries following a difficult start to life in the English top flight.

Farke was due to make his managerial debut for Krasnodar last weekend in their first league game after the winter break at home against Lokomotiv Moscow, but the match was postponed due to the suspension of operations. Krasnodar airport following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

A new club announcement on Wednesday confirmed another managerial change following the departure of Viktor Goncharenko in early January.

“Krasnodar and Daniel Farke have terminated the contract by mutual agreement,” read a statement on the club’s official Twitter account.

“Along with the German coach, his assistants Edmund Riemer, Chris Domogalla and Christopher John are leaving the club.”

Talk to Kicker after leaving Krasnodar, Farke said: “Current political development and the associated demand of our children, wives, families and friends to return home and the loss of all sporting prospects have now led to this carefully considered decision.”

“It’s very difficult for us, because we were received very warmly from the first day. We formed a large community with different nationalities in a very short time, who wanted to pursue sporting goals together. With joy and pleasure. Unfortunately, the serious side of life has now caught up with us.

Former Norwich boss Daniel Farke left Krasnodar without managing a single game

Farke told a German publication that his departure was due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Farke told a German publication that his departure was due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Farke spent four and a half years at Carrow Road before leaving in November.

Farke’s decision to leave Krasnodar follows the resignation of fellow German Markus Gisdol as manager of Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday.

The 52-year-old only supervised 12 matches in charge before citing his reasons for leaving.

Gisdol confirmed his exit in a statement to Bild: “For me football coaching is the best job in the world.

“But I cannot pursue my vocation in a country whose leader is responsible for a war of aggression in the heart of Europe.

“It’s not in line with my values, which is why I resigned as Lokomotiv Moscow coach with immediate effect.

Fellow German Markus Gisdol has also resigned as manager of Lokomotiv Moscow

Fellow German Markus Gisdol has also resigned as manager of Lokomotiv Moscow

“I can’t stay on the training ground in Moscow, train the players, demand professionalism and a few kilometers away orders are given that cause a whole people to suffer.” This is my personal decision and I am absolutely convinced of it.

Russian clubs were also affected by the invasion of Ukraine in that they were suspended from all FIFA and UEFA competitions.

The decision was taken after FIFA faced immense pressure to ban Russia from the World Cup in Qatar.

Meanwhile, Roman Abramovich has entrusted the ‘stewardship and care’ of Chelsea to his charitable foundation.

The billionaire has also commissioned the American bank Raine Group to manage the sale of Chelsea.

It is understood that Russia is targeting US buyers as investment from China, the Far East and Eastern Europe has dried up for clear political reasons, although there are major doubts as to the ability of any potential buyer to hit its £3bn valuation.

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