Longest Serving Current Premier League Coaches Following Sean Dyche’s Firing

Sean Dyche, the manager of Burnley for nearly a decade and has been one of the longest serving Premier League Coaches, was fired on Good Friday.

The club also lost assistant manager Ian Woan, first team coach Steve Stone, and goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer.

Dyche took over as manager of Burnley in October 2012, when they were in the Championship.

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After being relegated in 2015, he led the Clarets back to the Premier League the following season, and then again in 2016.

Burnley have spent six consecutive seasons in England’s top flight, but their Premier League status is now in jeopardy.

The Club however have only won four of their 30 EPL games this season under Dyche, and they are in the relegation zone with eight games remaining.

Burnley chairman Alan Pace said in a club statement following Dyche’s dismissal:

“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.

“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.

“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.

“Under-23s coach Mike Jackson, assisted by Academy Director Paul Jenkins, Under-23s goalkeeping coach Connor King and Club Captain Ben Mee have been asked to take charge of the team for Sunday’s game with West Ham United.

“The process of replacing Sean has begun and further announcements will be made to supporters in due course.”

Dyche was the Premier League’s longest-serving active manager.

His departure means that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp now holds that position of being longest serving coach in premier league.

Dyche managed Burnley for nine years, five months, and sixteen days, overseeing 425 games in all competitions.

Klopp’s 370th match as Liverpool manager will be Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City.

Here is now the longest serving coaches in premier league

ManagerClubAppointed onTime in role (as of April 15)
Jurgen KloppLiverpoolOct 8, 20156 years, 189 days
Pep GuardiolaMan CityJul 1, 20165 years, 288 days
Thomas FrankBrentfordOct 16, 20183 years, 181 days
Ralph HasenhuttlSouthamptonDec 5, 20183 years, 130 days
Brendan RodgersLeicesterFeb 26, 20193 years, 47 days

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