Burnley boss Sean Dyche on the prospect of a European Super League

Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits he has bigger fish to fry at the moment than worry about the possibility of the ‘Big Six’ forming a breakaway European Super League.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 8:14 am
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 8:16 am
Sean Dyche

According to the European Super League’s official press release at midnight, “Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs have today come together to announce they have agreed to establish a new mid-week competition, the Super League, governed by its Founding Clubs.

“AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as Founding Clubs.

“It is anticipated that a further three clubs will join ahead of the inaugural season, which is intended to commence as soon as practicable.”

The premise has been slammed by leagues and associations across the continent, but Dyche is currently more concerned about making sure Burnley secure a sixth-successive season in the Premier League.

After a third-successive defeat left the Clarets six points above Fulham, who occupy the last relegation spot, Dyche said: “At the minute my focus is to get enough points to be secure in the Premier League, and I don’t have the power to decide what anyone else is doing.

“I can’t affect that.

”We will just have to wait and see what the powers that be and these clubs decide to do.

”My focus is making sure we can win games for Burnley Football Club.

”I have no power in these things. People way far higher up the food chain decide.”