Burnley Football Club have parted ways with long serving manager Sean Dyche.
The Premier League has confirmed the exit of Dyche, assistant manager Ian Woan, first-team coach Steve Stone and goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer.
Dyche was in charge of the Clarets for nine-and-a-half years during which time the club earned promotion twice from the Championship.
“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,” the clubs statement reads.
“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.”
Management has since appointed Under-23s coach Mike Jackson, assisted by Academy Director Paul Jenkins, Under-23s goalkeeping coach Connor King and Club Captain Ben Mee in the interim coaching panel.
Burnley are in the relegation zone and face West Ham United on Sunday in one of the remaining eight games.
The club justified the coach’s sacking.
“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 statement reads.
“The process of replacing Sean has begun and further announcements will be made to supporters in due course.”