Burnley sacked Sean Daichi on Friday as the club fight to avoid relegation at the end of the current season.
Burnley are in the relegation zone with 24 points, only three points behind Norwich City, which has the bottom roots. Claret picked just one win in his last seven Premier League games, losing five while being forced to draw once.
Premier League coaches had mixed reactions to Daiki’s sacking and here’s what some have said;
“I’m also a bit shocked and surprised. I think Sean has done a fantastic job and put Burnley into the Premier League over so many years.”
“Recently, Burnley have been a very difficult team to play against and most of that has been done by Sean.”
“Surprised. 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’s going to be out of the game. Work for long because the job he did.” At Burnley it was fantastic.”
“I think it’s a part of life. Sean is a big guy, and he knows how it is. The truth is there are more people who feel sorry for them than Premier League coaches, but there is pressure and expectation.
“Sometimes it’s fair, sometimes it’s unfair – it goes with the territory. We know that when we get into it. We know that when results aren’t going well, you’re under pressure, you have scrutiny. But that’s part of the thing that you sign up for and you have to deal with. “.
“Of all the people in the league, he would have been one of the people I thought most likely to survive anything like that, so I have no idea what happened.”
“Something must have happened because you haven’t broken up with a manager like Sean Daichi after all the great things he’s done for this club over the past 10 years, he’s built the club.
“So I was surprised, shocked and disappointed because I know Sean so well and I admire him as a coach and manager. I never thought something like this would happen to him.”
“I’m hugely surprised. I don’t know what happened behind the scenes, but looking from the outside and as a Brentford 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 have been here six or seven years in PL. It is amazing what they have done. Sean Daichi, his coaching staff and everyone at the club have done an incredible, incredible job.”
“I have only words of compliments because what he has done at the club over the past 10 years has been exceptional. He has given the club a really clear identity and has been able to keep the team, with one of the smallest budgets, consistently in the league. I wish him all the best and as always Always with his teammates, it’s sad to see those decisions.”
Daichi was appointed as Burnley’s manager in October 2012 and was the longest serving coach in the Premier League.
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