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Daniel Farke has stepped down as head coach of FC Krasnodar after just six weeks at the helm. 

The German has had his contract terminated by mutual decision following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Farke was yet to take charge of a Russian Premier League game, with the season due to resume next week following the winter break.

The 45-year old was sacked as Norwich boss in November, with the club struggling at the wrong end of the Premier League table.

He was out of work for just two months, with Krasnodar appointing Farke on a contract that was to run until the summer of 2024.

Farke oversaw friendlies last month with the likes of Rostov and Sarpsborg, with their season scheduled to resume at home to Ural on March 7. However, the unlawful invasion of Ukraine has changed everything in Russian football.

Earlier this week, Farke's fellow German Markus Gisdol resigned as Lokomotiv Moscow head coach, telling Bild, "I can’t stand at the training ground in Moscow and coach the players, ask them to be professional when a few kilometres away there are orders given that brings suffering to the people of a whole country.

"This is my personal decision and I am absolutely convinced it is the right one."

They were sentiments echoed by Farke, who told Kicker, "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 was 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."

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