David Moyes has admitted his shock after Sean Dyche was sacked just before West Ham face Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Hammers play host to Burnley at the London Stadium tomorrow afternoon and the game is an absolute must-win for both teams, but for very different reasons.
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West Ham desperately need three points against the Clarets if we are to keep alive our hopes of finishing inside the top six, especially with games against Chelsea and Arsenal to come in our next two.
Meanwhile, Burnley are desperate for the win as well with four points separating them from 17th placed Everton in the Premier League table.
The news that Sean Dyche was sacked yesterday was met by surprise from the footballing world. The timing was odd to say the least.
Dyche has done such a good job at Turf Moor as well. It really was a baffling decision by the Lancashire club’s owner and Moyes echoed that sentiment during his press conference yesterday…
Sean Dyche sacked: David Moyes reacts
Burnley head to East London tomorrow for the 2 o’clock Premier League kick-off.
And Moyes responded to reporters yesterday when asked what he thought about the sacking of Sean Dyche, as quoted by WHUFC.com:
“I’m shocked and a little bit surprised about Sean Dyche’s departure. Maybe a little bit at the timing, but I’m more shocked because I think Sean has done a great job establishing Burnley over many years. He’s kept them in the Premier League when he was probably up against it with a lack of budget maybe in comparison to other clubs in the competition. It wasn’t long ago that they qualified for European competition [by finishing seventh in 2017/18], so you have to think that over recent times, Burnley have been a really good and very hard team to play against. Most of that work has been done by Sean, so I’m a little bit surprised and certainly shocked by his departure.”
Hopefully West Ham take advantage of the shocking decision to sack Sean Dyche yesterday.
A win is an absolute must.
And after our dramatic 3-0 victory in Lyon on Thursday night, there is no reason why we shouldn’t be able to brush Burnley aside at the London Stadium.