Burnley on Friday announced they had sacked long-serving manager Sean Dyche with eight games of the Premier League season remaining.
The club is in the 18th position in the English Premier League points table with four matches remaining. But the decision was unexpected on a note of Dyche’s track record of maintaining Burnley’s status at the top.
Burnley Football Club can confirm the Club has parted company with manager Sean Dyche, assistant manager Ian Woan, first-team coach Steve Stone and goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer.
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) April 15, 2022
Dyche was the longest-serving English top-flight manager, having been in charge for ten years. He was the longest-serving manager of the Premier League, having taken over at Turf Moor in October 2012.
Dyche’s last game in charge saw them lose 2-0 to Norwich City, who are at the bottom. Assistant Manager Ian Woan, first-team coach Steve Stone, and Goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer have also left the club.
This Was An Incredibly Difficult Decision: Alan Pace
The chairman of Burnley Alan pace said in a statement “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.”
Pace said, “he wanted to place on record our sincere thanks to Sean and his staff for their achievement at the club over the last decade”
“The process of replacing Sean has begun and further announcements will be made to supporters in due course,” he said.
Burnley Under Sean Dyche
Dyche was the longest-serving English top-flight manager of Burnley, having been in charge for ten years. He guided Burnley to two promotions from the Championship and two top-half premier league finishes.
Dyche also helped his team to achieve their first European qualification in 51 years courtesy of leading them to seventh place in Premier League 2017-2018.
Sean Dyche got Burnley promoted in his first full season and, despite relegation, took the club back up as Championship winners.
After six seasons in the Premier League, a 7th-placed finish and a Europa League campaign, he'll go down as one of their greatest ever managers. 💜👏 pic.twitter.com/RKmk3opBMm
— The Coaches' Voice (@CoachesVoice) April 15, 2022
This year club has just won four games in the Premier League, the worst winning record.
Who Will Take Charge For Now
The chairman of Burnley Alan Pace said “Under-23s coach, Mike Jackson, assisted by Academy director Paul Jenkins, Under-23s goalkeeping coach, King, and club captain Ben Mee has been asked to take charge of the team for Sunday’s game with Wes Ham United”.