BREAKING NEWS: Burnley SACK manager Sean Dyche after 10 years at Turf Moor following poor run of form which has threatened the club’s Premier League future
- Burnley have confirmed the departure of Sean Dyche as their manager
- Dyche had been at the club since 2012 and leaves with club in relegation zone
- Burnley have thanked the 50-year-old for his work at Turf Moor
- The former player had been the longest-serving manager in the Premier League
Burnley have sacked manager Sean Dyche after 10 years at Turf Moor.
The club have parted company with the 50 year-old – the longest-serving manager in the Premier League – following the disappointing 2-0 defeat to Norwich last weekend.
Dyche, who has been Burnley’s boss since 2012, departs with the club facing a battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Sean Dyche had been at Burnley since 2012 and leaves with the club in the relegation zone
The Clarets are five points adrift of safety with eight games of the season remaining.
‘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,’ said Burnley chairman Alan Pace.
‘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.
‘However, results this season have been disappointing and, while this was an incredibly difficult decision, with eight crucial games of the campaign remaining, we feel a change is needed to give the squad the best possible chance of retaining its Premier League status.
‘The process of replacing Sean has begun and further announcements will be made to supporters in due course.’
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