Burnley explain decision to sack Sean Dyche after 10 years in charge

Sean Dyche was the Premier League’s longest serving manager before his exit.
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Burnley have confirmed the departure of manager Sean Dyche, with only eight matches of the Premier League season remaining.

The Clarets currently sit 18th in the league after suffering defeat to Norwich City last weekend.

Dyche has been at Turf Moor for almost ten years - joining the club in October 2012 and guiding them to the Premier League the following season.

The Clarets returned to the Championship during the 2014/15 season but were promoted straight back up and have remained in the top flight ever since.

In this morning’s statement confirming his sacking, 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.

“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.

“Under-23s coach Mike Jackson, assisted by Academy Director Paul Jenkins, Under-23s goalkeeping coach Connor King and Club Captain Ben Mee have been asked to take charge of the team for Sunday’s game with West Ham United.

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

Burnley have only eight matches of the league campaign remaining and are set to face West Ham, Southampton, Wolves, Watford, Aston Villa (x2), Tottenham and Newcastle over the next month.

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