Premier League managers react to Sean Dyche's sacking at Burnley 
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Premier League managers react to Sean Dyche's sacking at Burnley 

Sean Dyche was dismissed by Burnley on Friday with the club fighting to avoid relegation at the end of the current campaign. 

Burnley are in the relegation zone with 24 points, just three above bottom-rooted Norwich City. The Clarets have picked only a single victory in their last seven Premier League matches, losing five while forcing a single draw.

Premier League coaches had mixed reactions to Dyche's sacking and here is what some said; 

David Moyes

"I'm shocked and a little bit surprised as well. I think Sean's done such a great job and established Burnley in the Premier League over many years."

"Over recent times Burnley have been a very difficult team to play against and most of that has been done by Sean."

Graham Potter

"Surprised. I feel for a colleague, someone who I have a lot of respect for. It's never nice when someone loses their job of course, but we know these things happen in football. I don't think he'll be out of work for long because the job he did at Burnley was fantastic."

"I think it is part of life. Sean is a big guy, he knows how it is. The reality is there are more people to feel sorry for than Premier League managers but there is a pressure, an expectation.

"Sometimes it is fair, sometimes it is unfair - it goes with the territory. We know that when we go into it. We know when results don't go well you are under pressure, you have got scrutiny. But it is part of the thing you sign up for and you have to deal with it."

Roy Hodgson

"Of all the people in the league, he would have been one of the ones I would have thought most likely to survive anything like this so I have no idea what's happened."

"Something must have happened because you don't part company with a manager like Sean Dyche after all the fantastic things he's done for that club over the last 10 years, he has built the club.

"So I was surprised, shocked, and disappointed too because I know Sean quite well and I admire him as coach and a manager. I didn't think that something like this would happen to him."

Thomas Frank

"I'm massively surprised. I'm don't know what happened behind the scenes, but looking from the outside and as a Brentford head coach, there are a lot of things we can learn from a club like Burnley.

"They were promoted, relegated and then promoted again and they've been here six or seven years in the PL. It's remarkable what they have done. Sean Dyche and his coaching staff and everyone at the club have done an unbelievable, top job."

Mikel Arteta

"I only have words of praise because what he's done at the club over the last ten years is phenomenal. He gave the club a really clear identity, he's managed to keep the team, with one of the smallest budgets, consistently in the league. I wish him the best of luck and as always with colleagues, it's sad when you see those decisions."

Dyche was appointed as Burnley's manager in October 2012 and was the Premier League's longest-serving manager. 

See also: Struggling Burnley sack Sean Dyche

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