Former Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has resigned as Russian Premier League side Krasnodar’s head coach without overseeing any game at all. The German joined the club in January and had signed a deal with the club that will keep him until the summer of 2024 but with the action of Russia against Ukraine he has decided to terminate his contract with them.
He was set to manage his first game last weekend against Lokomotiv Moscow but in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, operations at Krasnodar airport were suspended and the fixture was postponed.
Daniel Farke Terminate Contract with Russian Club Krasnodar
A statement on the club’s Twitter feed said: “Krasnodar and Daniel Farke terminated the contract by mutual agreement – together with the German coach, his assistants Edmund Riemer, Chris Domogalla and Christopher John leave the club.”
In a statement, the former Premier League side head coach said: “The current political development and the associated request from our children, wives, families, and friends to come home and the loss of all sporting perspectives have now led to this well-considered decision.”
Daniel Farke also said: “It is very difficult for us because we were received very warmly from day one. We formed a great community with different nationalities in a very short time, who wanted to pursue sporting goals together – with joy and fun. Unfortunately, the serious side of life has now caught up with us.”
He is not the only manager to take this decision as fellow German Markus Gisdol who is the head coach of Lokomotiv Moscow has also resigned as the club’s manager, he did this on Tuesday.