Premier League club Burnley Sack Director Sean Dyche

23 Apr 2022 | 08:09 | Football

Premier League: Burnley sacked their longtime coach Sean Dyche on Friday.© AFP

Relegation-threatened Burnley on Friday announced it had sacked longtime coach Sean Dyche with eight games of the Premier League season remaining. Clarets is ranked 18th in the top flight team in England with 4 points after safety after only 4 wins in the whole season.

“This season’s results have been disappointing and while this has been an extremely difficult decision, with eight crucial games of the campaign remaining, we felt the need to make changes to give the squad the base it needs to be. best opportunity to maintain Premier League status,” chairman Alan Pace said in a club statement.

Pace said he wanted to “write down our sincere thanks to Sean and his staff for their achievements at the club over the past decade”.

Dyche, 50, who signed a new contract until 2025 in September, was the longest-serving manager of any Premier League club, after taking charge in October 2012.

He twice led the Clarets to promotion from the Championship and brought European football to Turf Moor in 2018 despite a tight budget, but his side were mostly in the final three. all season and last week’s 0-2 defeat to struggling Norwich is a big deal. failed in their survival bid.

Pace, whom the ALK Capital team took over at Turf Moor in December 2020, said club captain Ben Mee will be part of the coaching staff for Sunday’s trip to West Ham.

“The process of replacing Sean has begun and further announcements will be made to backers in due course,” he said.

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Burnley has 24 points from 30 games, four points behind Frank Lampard’s Everton, who are in 17th place.

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