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Dyche puts down journos' persistent speculation

| Thursday, 16 November 2017  29 Comments  [Jump to last]

Sean Dyche has revealed some frustration with journalists' persistent questioning of his future at Burnley.

When asked in today's press conference about the vacant manager's job at Everton, again, he said:

"It's amazing you're still asking, as I've said plenty of times I am just getting on with my job here. Are you still seriously going down this road?!

"I'm at the stage I've always been at, I've had plenty of speculation, in a good way mostly, and that's part and parcel of everything we've achieved here. You get interest, whether it's me or my players. But I'm still here, simple as that."

Burnley defender Jack Cork, hopes Dyche will stay and continue his work at the club:

"I would like him to stay, he's shown faith bringing me here and I'd like to repay that," said the former Swansea player.

"There's not many English managers with a CV like his in the game, especially with what he's done at this club. He's got two promotions to his name and keeping the team up last year was a great achievement.

"If something does happen it's out of our control, we've got to keep doing what we're doing."

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Steve Ferns
1 Posted 16/11/2017 at 16:55:16
They keep asking, because we still don't have a manager, and he doesn't say he doesn't want the job. What does he expect journos to do?
Mark Riding
2 Posted 16/11/2017 at 17:22:10
Where was our presser ?
Simon Jones
3 Posted 16/11/2017 at 17:28:39
I've got a lot of respect for Sean Dyche. He's done well with Burnley and pretty much calls things as they are. As much as I covet managers from other clubs, often I wish this horrible game of poaching would end, so fellas like Dyche can be left to get on with their job for the remainder of the season.
Neil Wood
4 Posted 16/11/2017 at 17:38:05
I like Dyche. And I don't mean this as a personal slur to him but the football world in general.

You get paid ridiculous sums of money and part of the reason for that is the fans interest in the game, transfers, injuries, rumour and so on. I am not the press's biggest fan however, this is surely part and parcel of management. And the reporting is part of what keeps those fans interested.

If I was being paid £1 million a year, they could ask me what the hell they like!!!

Michael Kenrick
5 Posted 16/11/2017 at 17:44:34
Mark (#2), according to The Echo, our manager "faces the press" at 11:30 am on Friday. Hang in there!
Jay Harris
6 Posted 16/11/2017 at 17:57:48
Don't you mean our "caretaker" manager, Michael.
Mark Riding
7 Posted 16/11/2017 at 18:47:16
MK.. Where's he doing the presser ? By the Ken Dodd statue at Lime Street just before getting on the train ?
James Stewart
8 Posted 16/11/2017 at 20:26:58
I'm surprised we haven't at least spoken to him. He is on the radar of Arsenal so I don't see why we wouldn't at least sound him out.
Steve Ferns
9 Posted 16/11/2017 at 20:32:31
It's illegal James. We need to get permission from Burnley. They would refuse. That means we would need to negotiate compensation like we tried with Watford first.

Now, we may speak to his agent and see if he's interested. Illegal for sure, but we must have done so. Because it's illegal, it'll be kept quiet about. If Dyche was not interested, he would say he is going nowhere and keep saying so.

Kim Vivian
10 Posted 16/11/2017 at 21:39:50
Absolutely, Steve - your last sentence.

Just listen to what's not being said. He's interested for sure.

Denis Richardson
11 Posted 17/11/2017 at 00:58:10
He apparently wears the most expensive watch out of all prem managers.


Silly fact I read somewhere. They took a photo of all the managers watches to see who had the most bling on their wrist. Was very surprised to see mr Dyche at the top of the list. £45k watch 45k!

Brian Williams
12 Posted 17/11/2017 at 01:13:44
Dyche's watch is a knockoff of a Patek Philippe he got off Aliexpress for thirty five quid. Good copy mind!
Nicholas Ryan
13 Posted 17/11/2017 at 01:15:34
Dyche is different from Silva, as he DOES have a buy-out clause in his contract; the figure is £2.5 million. if we offer that, Burnley can't stop us talking to him.
Don Alexander
14 Posted 17/11/2017 at 01:30:03
If Dyche's the next one into the Funny Farm, sorry, Finch Farm, I just hope his watch on what's needed encompasses even minute detail in his bid to avoid sloppy seconds.
Les Green
15 Posted 17/11/2017 at 09:16:49
Apart from Dyche and the other usual suspects, there's been no mention or association with Chris Coleman, who appears to be occasionally linked with club jobs as his contract is apparently up soon. I quite like him but I have no inkling of how he'd do as a club manager
Michael Penley
16 Posted 17/11/2017 at 11:40:49

Got to have a decent watch. You'd think with a £45k watch he'd be able to make good halftime substitutions, unlike our former manager.

Ray Roche
17 Posted 17/11/2017 at 11:52:22
Steve (#9)

This er... illegal business. You know, the "tapping up of managers" in situ was this regulation in place when Moyes was being pursued by the shower down the East Lancs? The ones we roll over for to have our tummy tickled?

Or Koeman at Saints?

Terry Underwood
18 Posted 17/11/2017 at 15:36:55
Don't want him. He has done well with limited resources at Burnley, but staying up is the limit of his ambition. For me, not good enough.
Mark Wynne
19 Posted 17/11/2017 at 16:57:50
Terry, how on Earth can you say that’s the limit of his ambition? Is it because he’s not a foreign nobody in a sharp suit? As for “not good enough” Burnley are currently seventh with a fraction of the resources available to them. Right now I’d take that mediocrity.
Mike Berry
20 Posted 17/11/2017 at 19:25:03
Even though I like Sean Dyche, I can't see it happening as we have made no approach from what I can gather. Surely if we wanted him then the story would have broken; it leads me to conclude something bigger is being planned.
Paul Mackie
21 Posted 17/11/2017 at 19:38:41
No-one wants to touch us with a bargepole!
Daniel A Johnson
22 Posted 17/11/2017 at 20:48:08
Dyche should be our manager without question. Instead, we are chasing the next best foreign name of the week.
Shaun Wilson
23 Posted 17/11/2017 at 21:52:59
Les (#15),

Chris Coleman has managed 4 different club teams: Fulham, Real Sociedad, Coventry and AEL from Greece.

Shaun Wilson
24 Posted 17/11/2017 at 21:55:35
Or maybe it was AEK... can't remember, but I do know he didn't last long there.
Ian Riley
25 Posted 18/11/2017 at 19:03:22
Think Dyche would take it now? Third or fourth choice. I don't think he was ever under consideration.
Mark Wynne
26 Posted 19/11/2017 at 05:23:15
I think the only problem with Dyche is Steve Walsh. At Burnley he is involved at every level, even designing the training facilities, with his coaching team behind him in pretty much the same way Arsenal Wenger does at Arsenal.

From what I have heard, he would expect the same freedoms elsewhere taking his coaches with him. This would mean ditching Walsh and probably Unsworth, Ferguson and Co too. That may be why he hasn't been approached. That and the belief that English coaches aren't as good as continental ones.

Dale Rose
27 Posted 19/11/2017 at 18:39:10
This is a strange business. Why would Dyche leave Burnley when they are doing well, to come to a poisoned chalice which is what we are?

The same with Silva what does it say about him. Just started a new job and ups and away to us. It makes him look just like a foreign mercenary. If Koeman had done the business for us and we were top half of the league, there would be a riot if he was poached.

Things are improving, these potential new arrivals will do no better than Unsworth is at the present. I would like to know where Vlasic is though, and how Barkley is coming along.

Gary Gibson
28 Posted 21/11/2017 at 22:51:11
People are going on about what a great job Marco Silva did with Hull. The fact that he very nearly kept up one of the worst squads in Premier League history was impressive, as was his feat of guiding Hull to victory over Man Utd in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final. Others have mentioned how well Silva did to guide Sporting to their first major trophy in seven years.

However, for me it's his record at Olympiacos that's most impressive. Under his stewardship they won their first SEVENTEEN domestic matches of the 2015-16 season, eventually winning the Greek title (Superleague Greece) with ease. They also trounced Arsenal in the Champions League.

Cracking young manager. Don't think we'll get him though.

Jim Hardin
29 Posted 22/11/2017 at 16:00:12

In the Champions League, Olympiacos went into the final group game above Arsenal on points (beat them 3-2 in the first meeting). Arsenal proceeded to demolish Olympiacos 3-0 to knock them out of Champions League.

I think they went straight out of the Europa League too. A win or a draw and Silva's team would have went through. Kind of a choke job in a big game by him, isn't it?

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