Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder is the current favourite to take over at Turf Moor

Two former Newcastle United managers linked with vacant Burnley job

The Clarets are on the lookout for a new boss.

Two former Newcastle United managers are in the running to replace Sean Dyche as Burnley manager, according to bookmakers.

The relegation-threatened Clarets are currently four points adrift of safety with eight games to go, and took the decision to part company with the 50-year-old on Friday.

Dyche has been in charge at Turf Moor since October 2012, and has kept the club in the Premier League for the past six seasons.

A statement from Clarets chairman Alan Pace read: “Firstly, we would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Sean and his staff for their achievements at the Club over the last decade.

“During his time at Turf Moor, Sean has been a credit both on and off the pitch, respected by players, staff, supporters, and the wider football community.

“However, results this season have been disappointing and, while this was an incredibly difficult decision, with eight crucial games of the campaign remaining, we feel a change is needed to give the squad the best possible chance of retaining its Premier League status.

“Under-23s coach Mike Jackson, assisted by Academy Director Paul Jenkins, Under-23s goalkeeping coach Connor King and Club Captain Ben Mee have been asked to take charge of the team for Sunday’s game with West Ham United.

“The process of replacing Sean has begun and further announcements will be made to supporters in due course.”

As yet, there are no concrete indications as to who Burnley will replace Dyche with, but already a number of candidates are proving popular with bookmakers, including a couple of former Toon bosses.

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