Burnley sack manager Dyche after ten years
Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja
Burnley have sacked Manager Sean Dyche after a poor series of performances that have made it drop four points below the survival zone.
Currently in the 18th position and lost its last game against fellow relegation struggling side, Norwich, Dyche, known to have managed the club for ten years, was relieved of his job, The Trumpet gathered.
Dyche had managed Burnley right from England Championship and has helped them gain promotion to the English topflight league on two occasions.
In a statement by Burnley’s Chairman, Alan Pace, Dyche, and his crew were appreciated for their contribution to the club for over a decade.
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Burnley Chairman went further to describe Dyche as a manager who exhibited leadership styles and was highly respected across board at Tuff Moor.
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,” he added.
However, Pace revealed that the club is dissatisfied with the run of results this season and had to act accordingly to rescue points in the remaining eight Premier League matches.
He continued, “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.
“The process of replacing Sean has begun and further announcements will be made to supporters in due course,” he added.
U23 coach Mike Jackson, assisted by Academy director, Paul Jenkins, U23 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, Sky Sports reports.