BURNLEY’S decision to part ways with Sean Dyche has shocked the footballing world, but what have his coaching counterparts said?
“I’m hugely surprised. I don’t know what happened behind the scenes, but looking from the outside and as Brentford’s head coach, there’s a lot we can learn from. a club like Burnley.
“They were promoted, relegated and then promoted again and they have been here for six or seven years in the Premier League. It is remarkable what they have done.
“I think Sean Dyche deserves a lot of credit and they should build a statue of him outside Turf Moor because what he has done is amazing.
“Every season to come into the Premier League with probably the last three or four budgets and be able to continue to compete and not just survive but get at least two of the top ten finishes is fantastic and remarkable work.
“Looking from the outside, I think they would have had a better chance of keeping him to survive because he knows everything. But of course, I don’t know everything.
Graham Potter, Brighton
“I feel for a colleague, someone 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 will be out of work for long because the job he did at Burnley was fantastic. I think that’s part of life. Sean is a great guy, he knows what it is.
“The reality is there are more people to feel sorry for than Premier League managers, but there’s a pressure, an expectation. Sometimes it’s fair, sometimes it’s unfair – it goes with the territory. We know it when we go there.
“We know that when the results don’t go well, you’re under pressure, you have scrutiny. But that’s part of the thing you sign up for and you have to deal with it.”
Roy Hodgson, Watford
“Of all the people in the league, he would have been one of the ones I would have thought most likely to survive something like this, so I have no idea what happened.
“Something must have happened because you don’t part ways with a manager like Sean Dyche after all the fantastic things he’s done for this club over the last 10 years – he’s built the club.
“So I was surprised, shocked and also disappointed because I know Sean quite well and admire him as a coach and manager. I didn’t think something like this would happen to him.”
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal
“I have nothing but praise because what he has done at the club over the last 10 years is phenomenal.
“He gave the club a very clear identity, he managed to keep the team, with one of the lowest budgets, consistently in the league. I wish him the best of luck and as always with his colleagues, this is sad when you see these decisions.”
David Moyes, West Ham
“I’m shocked and a bit surprised too. I think Sean has done such a good job and established Burnley in the Premier League for many years.
“Burnley have been a very tough team to play against lately and most of that has been done by Sean.”
Patrick Vieira, Crystal Palace
“It was quite surprising. There’s no doubting the work he’s done at Burnley over the last 10 years, but that’s the industry we live in.
“It’s hard to watch a manager lose their job, but that’s the world we live in and as difficult as it is, that’s how it is.”