UPDATE: Burnley are reportedly set to announce Sean Dyche as Burnley manager on Tuesday, according to the Burnley Express and Lancashire Telegraph.
This is the original story from 28th October.
Burnley have reportedly offered Sean Dyche the vacant manager’s position at Turf Moor.
The Lancashire Telegraph have this morning reported that the Burnley board have offered former Watford manager Sean Dyche the managerial role. Dyche was sacked by Watford in July, after new Italian owners wanted to bring in Gianfranco Zola to replace him.
The paper also reports that Lee Darnbrough will come in from West Bromwich Albion, where he is currently head of technical recruitment, to take a director of football role. He will not join until December, it is claimed, but it is something that has been on the agenda since before Howe left the club.
Dyche has the weekend to mull over the offer, but he is also reportedly interested in the Crystal Palace job and could try and use us to start a bidding war between the two clubs.
As well as this, Ian Holloway is a name that was heavily backed yesterday. He is said to have wanted away at Blackpool, after growing frustrated with the club’s owner. The board are believed to have been considering a move for Holloway and this could still happen.
The board have stated their decision will not be final until next week. The waters are certainly far from clear and we do not know what will happen next, although Dyche understandably looks in poll position to grab the job.
We will continue our comprehensive coverage of the manger vacancy and have full reaction to any news as and when it happens.