Aston Villa, Norwich … the trainers’ waltz
At the end of the 11th day of the Premier League, the clubs of Aston Villa and Norwich City announced the dismissal of Dean Smith and Daniel Farke, the two respective coaches. Both teams have had a difficult start to the season.
Aston Villa and Norwich City, both battling to stay in the Premier League this season, have dismissed their respective managers this weekend. Red lantern before the 11th day, Norwich however obtained this Saturday its first victory of the season, by winning on the ground of Brentford (2-1).
But with 5 points at the start of the season, the Canaries have had a difficult start to the season and have chosen to part ways with Daniel Farke. « We believe the time has come for a change to give us the best chance of retaining our place in the Premier League, » Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber said in a club statement announcing the departure.
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Farke had survived a raid
When he arrived in the summer of 2017, Daniel Farke had taken the lead of a team in the second division. The German technician had allowed Norwich to clinch the title and rise to the Premier League during the 2018-2019 season. If he had survived a first relegation, Daniel Farke left Carrow Road this time after 208 games on the bench. « We should be forever grateful to Daniel and his staff for the important role they have played in recent years. They will always be welcome here, » added Stuart Webber, who also clarified that a new staff will be introduced soon. .
The English press has already cited several names to succeed Daniel Farke, including those of Frank Lampard or Nuno Espirito Santo, recently dismissed by Tottenham. Steve Bruce, Sam Allardyce and Neil Warnock are also potential candidates when Norwich, after the international break, host Southampton on 20 November.
Smith had reassembled Aston Villa
At the head of Aston Villa since October 2018, Dean Smith was thanked two days after a last defeat, away, against Southampton (1-0). “When Dean joined us in October 2018 our team were really struggling in the league. He immediately transformed the atmosphere and the performance of the club, allowing Aston Villa to return to the Premier League in the same season, a A rare feat, wrote Christian Purslow in a statement from the club, managing director of Aston Villa. He then secured our retention in the league after a tough campaign and took us to the Cup final at Wembley. «
Now 17th in the Premier League after 11 matches, Aston Villa also has a few days to find a new staff, before the reception of Brighton on November 20. “This year we haven’t seen the continuous improvement in results, performance and our place in the leaderboard that we were all looking for, commented Christian Purslow of Dean Smith. For this reason we have decided to make a change. now to give time for a new coach to have an influence. «