Leeds United journalist Beren Cross has labelled Burnley’s decision to sack Sean Dyche as ‘brilliant’ for the Whites.
The Lowdown: Dyche’s dismissal
Burnley are currently nine points behind Leeds with eight games remaining and are set to take on West Ham this afternoon.
It looked as if Dyche would continue in the dugout for the trip to the London Stadium despite a 2-0 defeat to Norwich City last time out. However, the Clarets announced on Friday morning that they sacked Dyche and his coaching staff.
The Latest: Cross reacts
He labelled it as an ‘appalling decision’ by Leeds’ relegation rivals but a ‘brilliant one’ for the Whites.
The Verdict: A gamble…
Leeds took a managerial gamble six games ago by bringing in Jesse Marsch for Marcelo Bielsa, a decision that has started to pay off with the Whites picking up 10 points from a possible 12 in recent weeks.
Burnley have now decided to follow suit later in the season, however, it doesn’t look as if they have a replacement lined up to come in.
That makes it a huge risk by the Clarets board, and with Burnley playing three times before Leeds are next in action, we’ll have a better understanding if their decision has been a smart one or not.
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