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Burnley sack manager Dyche

Burnley sack manager Dyche

Relegation-threatened Burnley announced on Friday they had sacked long-serving manager Sean Dyche with eight games of the Premier League season remaining, reports AFP.  The Clarets are 18th in the English top-flight four points adrift of safety after just four league wins all season. "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," chairman Alan Pace said in a club statement. The 50-year-old Dyche, who signed a new contract due to run until 2025 in September, had been the longest-serving manager of any club in the

Premier League, having taken charge in October 2012. He twice led the Clarets to promotion from the

Championship and brought European football to Turf Moor in 2018 despite a limited budget, but his side have been in the bottom three virtually all season and last week's 2-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Norwich was a major setback in their survival bid.