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Burnley sack Sean Dyche with just eight games left to save Premier League status


Burnley have parted ways with Sean Dyche with just eight games left in the Premier League season.

The Clarets currently sit 18th in the table and are four points behind Everton in 17th.

Dyche left Burnley with just eight games left
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The 50-year-old, who signed a new contract which was to run until the summer of 2025 in September, had been the longest-serving manager at any Premier League club, having taken charge in October 2012.

Meanwhile, he had twice led the Clarets to promotion and brought European football to Turf Moor in 2018 despite being on a tight budget, but his side have been in the bottom three for most of the season and the 2-0 defeat of La last week in Norwich was seen as a major setback in their bid for survival.

The club posted on social media the decision to remove Dyche and issued a statement.


Burnley sack Sean Dyche with just eight games left to save Premier League status
Dyche had been the longest-serving Premier League manager
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Chairman Alan Pace said: “First of all, we would like to express our sincere thanks to Sean and his team for their achievements at the Club over the past 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, the results this season have been disappointing and, although it is an incredibly difficult decision, with eight crucial games of the campaign remaining, we believe a change is needed to give the team the best possible chance of winning. retain its Premier League status.

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

Pace, from whom ALK Capital Group took over at Turf Moor in December 2020, says club captain Ben Mee will be part of the coaching staff for Sunday’s trip to West Ham as a replacement is sought.

“Under-23 coach Mike Jackson, assisted by academy manager Paul Jenkins, Under-23 goalkeeping coach Connor King and club captain Ben Mee have been asked to take charge of the squad for Sunday’s game against West Ham United,” added Pace.

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

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