Former Norwich City boss Daniel Farke has quit Russian Premier League club Krasnodar without taking charge of a game.

He joined the club in January and had signed an agreement till the summer of 2024.

He was all set to manage his first match last weekend versus Lokomotiv Moscow.

However, after Russia’s seizure of Ukraine, operations at Krasnodar airport were suspended and the fixture was deferred.

A statement on the club’s Twitter feed stated: “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, Farke voiced: “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.”

“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.”

His decision to quit Krasnodar succeeds the departure of fellow German Markus Gisdol as boss of Lokomotiv Moscow.

Farke had led Norwich to promotion from the Championship twice since 2017 and was followed by Dean Smith.

 

 

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