Sean Dyche has been Sacked after 10 years in charge of Burnley… Jurgen Klopp is now the longest-serving Premier League coach

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Burnley have sacked the club’s manager Sean Dyche who has been in charge of the club for 10 years. The club had to sack the 50-year-old coach due to a poor run of games which has forced Burnely into a relegation battle.

Sean Dyche was named the coach of Burnley in October 2012 when the club was occupying the 14th spot in the Championship table.

The English tactician helped the club to gain promotion to the Premier League in 2014. He led the club in the Premier League for one season before the club was relegated again.

In 2016, Sean Dyche helped Burnley to gain promotion back to the Premier League. This time around, he helped the club to remain in the Premier League for almost 6 seasons despite the club’s low budget.

Unfortunately in the 2021-2022 season, Dyche and Burnley have been struggling to win games. Before Burnley announced his sack on Friday, April 15, 2022, the English tactician had led Burnley to 30 league games this season in which they recorded 14 defeats, 12 draws, and just four wins.

The club’s poor performance which has led them to conceive a whopping 44 goals and scored just 25 goals in 30 games, have forced them to the 18th spot (relegation zone) with just 24 points.

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Burnley’s Chairman Alan Pace said in a statement: “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.”

Who will replace Sean Dyche at Burnley?

Sean Dyche
Sean Dyche.

Burnley are currently four points away from safety and they have just 8 Premier League games left to turn their season around by returning to safety.

Two days before their Premier League game against in-form West Ham United at London Stadium on Sunday, April 17, the club decided to allow Sean Dyche to leave.

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Dyche left Burnley alongside his assistant manager Ian Woan, first-team coach Steve Stone, and goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer.

While Burnley continues to search for who will replace Dyche, the club’s Under-23s coach Mike Jackson will be in charge of the club’s senior team until further notice.

Jackson will be assisted by academy director Paul Jenkins, U23s goalkeeping coach Connor King and club captain Ben Mee. Their first job is to coordinate the team against West Ham United on Sunday.

In the absence of Dyche, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp is now the longest-serving Premier League coach

Sean Dyche and Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp.
File photo of Sean Dyche and Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp.

Sean Dyche has been in charge of Burnley since 2012. He was their coach in the Premier League in 2014 before they went back to the Championship and he came back with them in 2016. Since then, the English tactician has been in charge of the club in the elite league.

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Apart from helping the club to gain promotion to the Premier League in 2014 and 2016, Dyche helped the club to finish 7th on the Premier League table in the 2017-2018 season which qualified them for the Europa League for the first time in 51 years.

The English tactician also helped them to finish in the top 10 in the 2019-2020 season but things did not end too well for the club in the 2020-2021 season as Burnley finished 17th.

The 2021-2022 season is looking worst for Burnley as they are on the verge of being relegated again. Hence, Dyche had to be sacrificed.

Since Dyche has gone, Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp who has been the coach of the Merseyside club since 2015, is now the longest-serving manager in the Premier League.

According to Opta, Jurgen Klopp has been in charge of Liverpool for 6 years and 189 days which is longer than the spell of any other coach in the Premier League.

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