Official: Burnley Sack Sean Dyche As Relegation Battle Looms. Burnley has revealed that Sean Dyche has been sacked after nearly ten years as manager.
Dyche joined Burnley in October 2012 and led the club to promotion in 2012/13 after finishing second in the Championship.
The Clarets were relegated in 2014/15, however, Dyche was able to take them back to the English top division after winning the Championship the season following being relegated.
Burnley have finished 16th, 7th, 15th, 10th, and 17th in the Premier League since their second promotion, with the 7th place result earning them a Europa League spot in 2018/19.
However, it is fair to say that Burnley’s current campaign is not going well.
Burnley is now 18th in the Premier League, four points from safety with eight games remaining.
So it’s hardly a surprise that Burnley confirmed on Friday morning that they’ve parted ways with Dyche:
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.
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) April 15, 2022
Chairman Alan Pace had this to say on Dyche’s departure: “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.”