Burnley ‘won’t survive in the Premier League without Sean Dyche’, says Simon Jordan, with owners slammed for ‘meaningless’ sacking as longtime manager leaves


Burnley have been warned to be careful what they wish for following their decision to sack Sean Dyche after nearly a decade in charge.

The Clarets announced Dyche’s departure on Good Friday, with talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan saying he couldn’t see the club staying in the Premier League without their long-serving manager.

Jordan doubts Burnley can survive in the Premier League now without noble leader Dyche at the helm
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The 50-year-old’s nearly ten-year tenure at Turf Moor came to an abrupt end, with the club’s owners seeking a change in the dugout with the club 18th in the table and four points from top flight safety.

The Clarets still have eight games to play to catch 17th-placed Everton but will have to stage their fightback without Dyche, who signed a four-year contract extension with the club last summer.

The Lancashire club was taken over by ALK Capital in December with managing partner Alan Pace appointed as club chairman.

The nature of the takeover has been criticized by former Crystal Palace owner Jordan, who was even more shocked by Dyche’s departure – telling talkSPORT the decision “makes no sense”.

Reacting to Friday’s White and Jordan show, he said: “It doesn’t paint a particularly good picture.

“If we’re talking about being sacked at Easter, you’d be hoping for a resurrection on Sunday, wouldn’t you?

Burnley 'won't survive in the Premier League without Sean Dyche', says Simon Jordan, with owners slammed for 'meaningless' sacking as longtime manager leaves
Dyche’s incredible tenure at Burnley has come to an end
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Burnley 'won't survive in the Premier League without Sean Dyche', says Simon Jordan, with owners slammed for 'meaningless' sacking as longtime manager leaves
Clarets fans loved their manager who led them to Premier League safety again and again
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“But the main thing is Burnley without Sean Dyche, I don’t think he will survive in the Premier League.

“I’ve made a lot of comments about the ownership model that bought this football club and noticed that they started coming out in the press this week talking about the financial implications of relegation.

“The financial implications of relegation are exacerbated by the way you bought the football club, burdening it with debt, and now you may not be able to finance it.

“Sean Dyche, who signed a four-year contract this summer. is gone and this four-year contract only protects him economically.

Burnley 'won't survive in the Premier League without Sean Dyche', says Simon Jordan, with owners slammed for 'meaningless' sacking as longtime manager leaves
Burnley’s bold move comes with eight games to go
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“So he’ll be paid to leave and probably got a decent return from that and maybe he should, but that doesn’t make sense to me.

“That does not make any sense.”

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