English Premier League side, Burnley has sacked its manager, Sean Dyche a club statement confirmed on Friday, 15th April.
The club added that apart from Dyche, assistant manager Ian Woan, first-team coach Steve Stone, and goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer were also shown the exit door.
Before the sack, Dyche had been in charge of the Clarets for nine-and-a-half years and gained promotion twice from the Championship, achieved two top-half Premier League finishes, and qualified for Europe for the first time in 51 years in the period under review.
In the interim, Under-23s coach Mike Jackson, assisted by Academy Director Paul Jenkins, Under-23s 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 United.
Speaking on the development, Chairman Alan 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.
“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.
“Under-23s coach Mike Jackson, assisted by Academy Director Paul Jenkins, Under-23s 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 United.
“The process of replacing Sean has begun and further announcements will be made to supporters in due course.”
The club currently sits in the eighteenth position on the premier league table with 24 points from 30 games.
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