EPL: Relegation-threatened Burnley sacks manager Sean Dyche


Relegation-threatened Burnley has sacked manager Sean Dyche.

The decision comes with the Clarets 18th in the Premier League, four points adrift of safety having won only four matches all season.

A club statement 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 50-year-old, who signed a new contract due to run until the summer of 2025 in September, had been the longest-serving manager of any club in the Premier League, having taken charge in October 2012.

During that time he had twice led the Clarets to the promotion and brought European football to Turf Moor in 2018 despite a limited budget, but his side has been in the bottom three virtually all season, and last week’s 2-0 defeat at Norwich was seen as a major setback in their survival bid.

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