GARY LINEKER has lashed out at Burnley’s “s****y” decision to sack Sean Dyche with eight games left in the season.
Lineker sang Dyche‘s praise for the “brilliant job” he has done at Turf Moor over the past decade, guiding the Clarets to two Premier League promotions.
That Match of the Day presenter is not happy with the club’s treatment of the 50-year-old manager, who also qualified for Europe under his stewardship in 2018.
Lineker tweeted: “Burnley fired Sean Dyche 8 games before the end of the season.
“What a brilliant job he has done for so many years. Feels like a really shitty thing.”
Burnley are deep in a relegation battle and sit four points clear of safety with just eight games to go.
They have lost five of their last six games in the top flight, including a 2-0 loss to fellow contender Norwich last week.
Assistant coach Ian Woan, first-team coach Steve Stone and goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer have also left from the club.
In announcing the decision to sack Dyche, the longest-serving top-flight manager, Burnley chairman Alan Pace said: “First of all we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Sean and his staff for their achievements at the club over the past decade.
“During his time at Turf Moor, Sean was an honor both on and off the pitch, respected by players, staff, fans and the football community at large.
“However, this season’s results have been disappointing and while it was an incredibly difficult decision, we feel that with eight crucial games remaining of the season, a change is needed to give the squad the best possible chance of maintaining their status in the Premier to keep the league.
“The process of replacing Sean has begun and further announcements will be made to supporters in due course.”
Burnley are yet to make any announcements as to who will lead the team for Sunday’s trip to West Ham.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18276994/gary-lineker-burnley-sean-dyche-premier-league/ Gary Lineker launches X-rated blast at Burnley to ‘s*****’ sack Sean Dyche after an amazing 10 years at the helm