Sean Dyche, the manager of Burnley, has been fired after ten years in command.

Sean Dyche, the manager of Burnley for the past ten years, has been fired.

Dyche departs the Clarets in 18th place in the Premier League rankings, four points behind Everton, with both teams having eight games remaining.

Following a year as manager of Watford, he joined Burnley in October 2012 and secured two promotions to the Premier League, where they have been a fixture since 2016.

The Clarets were defeated 2-0 at Norwich on Sunday, putting their survival prospects in jeopardy, with 17th-placed Everton defeating Manchester United the day before.

Ben Mee, the club captain, has been chosen as part of the coaching group that will lead the team to West Ham on Sunday.

In a statement, the club said: “Burnley Football Club has confirmed that manager Sean Dyche, assistant manager Ian Woan, first-team coach Steve Stone, and goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer have all left the club.

“Dyche was the Premier League’s longest-serving manager, having been in charge of the Clarets for nine-and-a-half years and oversaw one of the most successful periods in the club’s history.

“The team was promoted twice from the Championship, achieved two top-half Premier League finishes, and qualified for Europe for the first time in 51 years during this time.”

“First and foremost, we would like to voice our profound gratitude to Sean and his colleagues for their achievements at the club over the last decade,” stated Burnley Chairman Alan Pace.

“Sean has been a credit both on and off the field during his time at Turf Moor, valued by players, staff, supporters, and the wider football community.”

“However, results this season have been disappointing, and while making this choice was extremely difficult, we believe a change is required to give the club the greatest possible chance of keeping its Premier League status with eight critical games remaining.”

“For Sunday’s game against West Ham United, 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 assume leadership of the team.

“The process of replacing Sean has commenced, and more information will be sent to supporters as soon as possible.”

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