Burnley sack manager Sean Dyche after nearly ten years in charge

Dan Butterfield
Burnley boss Sean Dyche

Burnley have today sacked manager Sean Dyche after nearly ten years in charge at Turf Moor.

The decision comes after Burnley were beaten by Norwich last weekend, a result that leaves them 18th in the Premier League, four points from safety.

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A club statement confirming his departure said: “Burnley Football Club can confirm the club has parted company with manager Sean Dyche, assistant manager Ian Woan, first-team coach Steve Stone and goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer.”

The Clarets have won just four Premier League games all season and look set to be relegated back down to the Championship after six years in the top flight.

Dyche took over at the club in 2012 and has helped them to two promotions during his time at Turf Moor.

He was the Premier League’s longest serving manager before his sacking, approaching nearly a decade in charge of the East-Lancashire club.

He had only signed a new long-term contract in September, a deal that would have kept him at the club until 2025.

On the decision, Burnley chairman Alan Pace told the club’s website: “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.

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

Dyche becomes the tenth Premier League managerial casualty of the season after Xisco Munoz, Steve Bruce, Nuno Espirito Santo, Daniel Farke, Dean Smith, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Rafa Benitez, Claudio Ranieri and Marcelo Bielsa.