Shirts Podcast Twitter
2 comments

Manager vacancy: Thursday news round-up

It’s nearing the end of the week, but we’re no wiser as to who the new Clarets boss will be. 

Over the last few days, local media in Burnley has stated that it is now thought that ex-Watford manager Sean Dyche and Falkirk boss Steven Pressley are the two front-runners for the job. Both names have been met with a fairly unanimous “underwhelmed” response from the fans. Dyche did alright during his short time in charge at Watford, before being ousted by new owners to be replaced by Gianfranco Zola. Pressley, on the other hand has made a poor start to the season with Falkirk, but has reshuffled their youth set up during his time in charge. He penned a three-year deal at the end of last season.

Despite local media linking Pressley with the job, the Falkirk Herald said that their sources said that it was “unlikely” that Pressley would move to Burnley. The Bairns haven’t received an official approach from Burnley as yet according to their general manager, David White. Pressley also said there had been no contact between the clubs.

Another name in the frame for the job is St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas – again according to the Burnley Express and the Lancashire Telegraph. He today played down the proposition of Burnley manager job with a pretty textbook non-committal statement.

“I think it is just speculation,” he said. “There will be loads of people in for that.

“It is flattering and it proves that the lads must be doing something right but we are just focused on Inverness, it is a massive game on Saturday and we want to break that record.

“I don’t want to talk about speculation, it is purely that.”

We’ve heard this type of statement before. Most recently from Eddie Howe. We all know that people in football are fickle and can change their mind in an instant. We also know that Lomas has been impressing at St Johnstone, who seem to be great at appointing managers. St Johnstone currently sit in second place in the Scottish Premier League behind Celtic. The prospect of Lomas as manager is certainly more inspiring than the idea of Steven Pressley taking the reins at Turf Moor.

However, Sky Sports reckons it’s a three-man shortlist made up of Pressley, Dyche and Crewe’s ex-Claret Steve Davis.

In the meantime, Terry Pashley has been given caretaker duties for Burnley’s visit to Cardiff City on Saturday. He’s earned the board some more time to make their decision after gaining two wins out of two. Should Pashley lead the Clarets to victory again on Saturday, his name just simply can’t be ignored. Ironically, he’d probably be the most popular candidate with Burnley fans as it stands.

Who do you think will become manager? What do you make of the names currently in the frame? Comment below. 

  1. Yesterday I laughed off the Holloway links, but today I am not as confident. Clearly there is tension between Oyston and Olli, I can’t help but think he would know to avoid Rovers and their nightmare owners at all costs, he’s too smart to consider any longevity with them, he has recently moved out of the town so that is positive, no manager wants to live in the town they manage, further it’s becoming apparent that our board on split on candidates and the overwhelmingly “underwhelming ” response for the managers shortlist might just inspire the board to look for alternative candidates that …..A) they can agree on and B) someone who fans would see as a BIG appointment, perhaps there’s more race to run on this appointment than we all first though !!

    Posted 2 years ago by Reevo
    • Looks like Holloway is leaving Blackpool sooner rather than later. If he wants to go back home you’d think Palace is a good shout, especially given where they are in the league.

      Posted 2 years ago by Jamie Smith
Shop Podcast Twitter
Marcello, Flickr Plenty of fish in the sea despite knock-backs NNN Podcast 43: Friendlies, ticket prices and transfers diamond geezer Boycott planned for Blackpool friendly James Bird £40 tickets at Turf Moor The Killer Biscuit, Flickr News: Supporters Consultation Committee Isiriya, Flickr Ulloa and calculated risks make me fond of cautious Clarets The Radio Academy, flickr What the pundits will say Adam Haworth/Sky Sports 10 potential midfield transfer targets Darlo2009, Flickr Lukas Jutkiewicz: The Boro view . TV change offers perfect start for Clarets
argh for ffs… local pub at 1pm not 1am… DOH. I’ve been at... Just to add sorry — the club informed us this morning that there were... The correct group is actually called Protest Stroll(not a March) V Burnley Just to let everyone know I’ve joined the Facebook group which is... I think I just gave a complement but I’m just bored with pointless... Graham is a born finisher, and is easily capable of double figures in the... I am now getting that feeling of history about to repeat itself. Beat the... You are mad graham? The rest made sense Good article. Easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the people... Are you capable of compliments? I don’t think I’ve ever seen you... M, Leigertwood sound s like he tick s all the boxes ,,,, I want steel ,,,,in... Thoroughly enjoyed the first 3 paragraphs but found myself falling asleep... You could say that but I’m sure he could reform with Burnley. Not many... Etherington is not someone for our dressing room, has major gambling issues.... Some really good options here, and as you say plenty more fish to be hooked... Good read. Thanks for reporting back on this. Good article. The club have badly got this wrong from the start and have... Hiya. The club would be able to give you a fuller answer, but I believe STs... I won’t be buying a season ticket next season the prise hike and... I’m a man utd fan living in blackpool area and i feel for you fan. Keep...