Burnley boss plays down Millwall link

JUST SPECULATION: Sean Dyche insists there is nothing in stories linking him with a return to Millwall
JUST SPECULATION: Sean Dyche insists there is nothing in stories linking him with a return to Millwall

Clarets boss Sean Dyche has distanced himself from speculation linking him with the vacant managerial post at former club Millwall.

After the longest-serving manager in the Championship, Kenny Jackett, left The Den at the start of last week, Dyche was installed was listed at 25/1 with bookmakers to succeed him.

Dyche spent three years as a player from 1999 to 2002, winning promotion to what is now the Championship, and reaching the play-offs, only to miss out on promotion to the Premier League.

The 41-year-old has subsequently won 10 and lost just one of his meetings as manager with the Lions, and is known to be admired by the board at The Den, who are thought to want someone who “gets” Millwall.

Ahead of Burnley’s 2-0 win at Millwall in January, Dyche said that his time at the club was “hand in glove. It just fit.”

But Dyche said: “I don’t know what the script was there with Kenny.

“There’s a lot of inference about him now going to Wolves, so who knows. I don’t know whether that’s fact or fiction.

“But as regards myself, it’s just speculation. I had a good time there.

“There’s nothing in it.

“It’s a good club, I enjoyed my time there, but I’m enjoying my time here.”

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