BURNLEY’S decision to part company with Sean Dyche shocked the footballing world, but what have his managerial counterparts had to say?

Thomas Frank, Brentford

"I am massively surprised. I don't know what happened behind the scenes but looking from the outside and as a Brentford head 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 the Premier League. It is remarkable what they have done.

“I think Sean Dyche deserves a lot of credit and they should build a statue of him outside Turf Moor because what he has done is incredible.

“Every season, going into the Premier League with probably bottom three or bottom four budget and then still being able to compete and not just survive, but get at least a couple of top ten places is a fantastic, remarkable job.

"Looking from the outside, I think they would have had a better chance keeping him to survive because he knows everything. But of course, I don’t know everything."

Graham Potter, Brighton

"I feel for a colleague, someone who I have a lot of respect for. It is never nice when someone loses their job of course, but we know these things happen in football.

“I don't think he'll be out of work for long because the job he did at Burnley was fantastic. I think it is part of life. Sean is a big guy, he knows how it is.

"The reality is there are more people to feel sorry for than Premier League managers but there is a pressure, an expectation. Sometimes it is fair, sometimes it is unfair - it goes with the territory. We know that when we go into it.

“We know when results don't go well you are under pressure, you have got scrutiny. But it is part of the thing you sign up for and you have to deal with it."

Roy Hodgson, Watford

"Of all the people in the league, he would have been one of the ones I would have thought most likely to survive anything like this, so I have no idea what has happened.

“Something must have happened because you don't part company with a manager like Sean Dyche after all the fantastic things he has done for that club over the last 10 years - he has built the club.

"So I was surprised, shocked and disappointed too because I know Sean quite well and I admire him as coach and a manager. I didn't think that something like this would happen to him."

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal

"I only have words of praise because what he has done at the club over the last 10 years is phenomenal.

"He gave the club a really clear identity, he has managed to keep the team, with one of the smallest budgets, consistently in the league. I wish him the best of luck and as always with colleagues, it is sad when you see those decisions."

David Moyes, West Ham

"I am shocked and a little bit surprised as well. I think Sean has done such a great job and established Burnley in the Premier League over many years.

“Over recent times, Burnley have been a very difficult team to play against and most of that has been done by Sean."

Patrick Vieira, Crystal Palace

"It was quite surprising. There is no doubt about the work he has been doing at Burnley in the last 10 years, but this is the industry we are living in.

“It is difficult to see a manager losing his position, but this is the world that we are in and as difficult as it is, that is the way it is."