Wolves are facing Burnley in their next Premier League game – and the Clarets will be without Sean Dyche prowling the touchline at Turf Moor.
Club officials took the decision to sack the 50-year-old on Friday, causing widespread shock on social media.
Dyche had been in charge at Burnley for 10 years, succeeding Eddie Howe in 2012.
He got them promoted to the Premier League in 2013, but suffered relegation after just one term.
But he got Burnley back up to the Premier League in 2016, where they have been ever since.
Dyche has done a tremendous job at Turf Moor, keeping the club in the top-flight with one of the smallest budgets in the division.
But it’s been a struggle for them this season. And it appears the Burnley board felt relegation was a likely outcome if they stuck with him.
So now the search is on for a new manager, and it remains to be seen if they name someone before the game with Wolves on April 24.
One would imagine that will be the case given the club’s precarious situation in the league table.
For Wolves, this is surely a boost.
The Burnley board are taking a massive risk changing managers at this stage of the season.
Yes, things were not going particularly well under Dyche.
But now, the players must quickly adapt to new methods, and there is a lot of pressure on whoever comes in.
Wolves have surely got to feel confident against Burnley now
Wolves have tended to have trouble against Dyche’s Burnley.
So from a psychological standpoint, it’s good that he is no longer in charge.
Wolves still have faint hopes of securing European football this season, so Wolves need a win if they are to realise those ambitions.
Surely there is a good chance of doing that against a team who have just bid farewell to their manager of the last 10 years.