The Irishman, a room-mate of Dyche’s at Nottingham Forest, described the sacking as “crazy” after Burnley‘s six-year run in the top flight was brought to an end following a 2-1 defeat against Newcastle United at Turf Moor.
The outcome paved the way for Leeds United to stave off the drop back down to the Championship, despite starting the day in the bottom three by virtue of a far inferior goal difference.
“He’s been here and done it, him and his staff. When he left, we said, oh there’s been a reaction, a reset. Rubbish. They’ve paid a heavy price for it.
“They should have stuck with Sean Dyche. Proven manager, great quality, done a brilliant job. No sympathy for Burnley.”
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