Burnley have sacked Sean Dyche with the club battling to stay in the Premier League this season. The Englishman who joined in October 2012 leaves with his team third from bottom, four points adrift of 17th-placed Everton. The Clarets have won just one of their last six matches, losing five. The win came against Frank Lampard’s Everton, who are also embroiled in the battle to stay in the top flight.
Last weekend’s 2-0 loss to Norwich, who are bottom of the pile, forced the Burnley results 2021/22 hierarchy into making managerial changes. Dyche’s assistants Ian Woan, Steve Stone, and Billy Mercer have also departed. Burnley have won just four league games all season.
“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. 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.” said the chairman, Alan Pace.
Sean Dyche was the longest-serving manager in the Premier League. The 50-year-old has had a topsy turvy Burnley career, but his achievements for the club cannot go under the radar. He has gotten the club promoted from the Championship twice, finished in the top half of the Premier League twice, and took Burnley to Europe for the first time in 51 years.
Burnley announced that under 23s head coach Mike Jackson would oversee their game against Westham this Sunday with assistance from academy director Paul Jenkins, under 23s goalkeeping coach Connor King and club captain Ben Mee.