Burnley Sack Sean Dyche As Manager

Sean Dyche has been sacked as manager of Burnley after ten years in charge at Turf Moor.

Dyche first took charge of the Clarets in October 2012 after Eddie Howe decided to resign and return to Bournemouth, in a move which proved successful just one season later as the 50 year-old guided the Clarets to promotion to the Premier League in 2013-14 season.

Relegation followed in the following season but Dyche’s Clarets immediately reclaimed promotion as they won the 2015-16 Championship title, before staying in the top-flight for the last six seasons but now sit four points from safety with eight matches left of the season.

During this latest Premier League stint, Dyche guided the club to two top-ten finishes and qualification for 2018-19 Europa League, where they lost in the Play-Offs to Olympicaos.

Speaking about the decision to sack Dyche after nine-and-a-half years at Turf Moor, Burnley Chairman – Alan Pace said: “Firstly, we would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Sean and his staff for their achievements at the Club over the last decade.

“During his time at Turf Moor, Sean has been a credit both on and off the pitch, respected by players, staff, supporters, and the wider football community.”

Pace proceeded to explain that “disappointing” results with just four league victories – less than any other team – has led to the “incredibly difficult decision” to sack Dyche in order to provide a decent chance at survival, despite having two matches in hand on their immediate relegation rivals.

Assistant manager, Ian Woan has also departed the club alongside first-team coach, Steve Stone and goalkeeping coach, Billy Mercer.

Pace also confirmed coaching plans for Sunday’s league trip to West Ham as he explained that Under-23s coach, Mike Jackson will take interim charge with Academy Director, Paul Jenkins and goalkeeping coach, Connor King assisting him.

Club captain, Ben Mee will also be involved in the club management of the first-team squad in East London given his extensive experience in the first team, having made 376 appearances since joining in summer 2011.

Pace also offered assurances that the search for Dyche’s replacement is underway as he added: “The process of replacing Sean has begun and further announcements will be made to supporters in due course.”

Dyche departs Burnley after managing 425 matches across all competitions, in which the Clarets claimed 149 wins, 118 draws and 158 losses.

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