UPDATE: Dyche for Burnley job?

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Adam Haworth October 28, 2012
I wasn't happy with Dyche before this article. Holloway would ... 3 years ago

UPDATE: Burnley are reportedly set to announce Sean Dyche as Burnley manager on Tuesday, according to the Burnley Express and Lancashire Telegraph. 

According to Chris Boden and Suzanne Geldard, the former Watford man is going to be announced officially on Tuesday.


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. 


    IF Dyche, the guy that “wants to think about it” is offered the job, then the Board will be able to look back on this moment and consider it to be THE biggest single missed opportunity in their tenure!!!

    Is this a halfway house measure where two members of the board just couldnt agree? Is this really the best we could do? so no mark who had a bit of a season with Watford and stuck a half dozen wins together? does this really arm him with the credentials of managing such a large club with even larger ambitions ? was this really the best we could do?

    Ian Holloway stated last night he has had no contact with the club despite the fact that it’s now common knowledge that he wants away from Bloomfield Road and he compensation could be as low as £400K. I have to ask the question who in the hell would be happy with such an underwhelming appointment ?

    The Burnley board need to give serious thought to such a poor appointment, many fans won’t forgive them if they had the chance to get Holloway and we ended up with Dyche ! …… Overwhelmingly Underwhelmed !

  • Chris Ellis

    I agree with Reeveo, if an out of work manager has to think about the job, surely we have to think if we want them.

    If Holloway’s compensation is only £400k and we got £1.4 million for Eddie and the rest of them, then surely that makes good sense for the board.

    I too would be severely underwhelmed with the appointment of Dyche, maybe not on a par with Laws but not far off.

    We have a chance to get in a manager who has gotten out of the division and to the play off final, bought well (Charlie Adam from Rangers, Ince and Matt Phillips) without spending massive amounts. Yet making a profit for the club.

    Now is the time Burnley Board, its put up or shut up, this appointment could see the club right for years, Get Ian Holloway in and stop messing around, anything else will scream mid-table nothingness…

  • Ben

    I wasn’t happy with Dyche before this article. Holloway would be great but board probably not into anyone with a voice that might speak his mind. Dyche’s last team hardly played the type of football we want to see at the Turf. Didn’t we flog Big Chris to him? If this is true and he gets job probably won’t be down at Turf for a while especially with the price hike.

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