Burnley boss Sean Dyche speaks about chairman Mike Garlick's fears over £50m in lost revenue

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has spoken about chairman Mike Garlick's fears that the club could face a potential £50m shortfall should the current Premier League season not resume.

Monday, 6th April 2020, 12:25 pm
Updated Monday, 6th April 2020, 12:27 pm
Sean Dyche

Garlick explained in a statement on Saturday that Burnley could lose £5 million in lost revenue from their remaining home games, as well as up to £45m in cash payments from the Premier League in broadcasting revenue and other items.

In a subsequent interview with Sky Sports, Garlick also suggested the club - who have announced they will continue to pay casual staff, and have made facilities available to the NHS - could run out of money by August should the current situation not be resolved.

However, there appears a determination to complete the current campaign when it is possible, with FIFA prepared to postpone the season indefinitely.

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Dyche, speaking to TalkSPORT, spoke about Garlick's statement: "The chairman reacted quickly and I think over the weekend will have gone 'hang on a minute, let's look at the bigger picture, and then there is a calming period comes, because it is highly likely at some point this does get back off and running - highly likely, not unlikely - but it has to be done in a safe manner, so therefore the timing is very important.

"I think all chairmen will be fidgeting around going 'what does this actually mean?'

"What it will do is that it might remind people of the good side of football, how powerful football is, how it is important to the community.

"Burnley Football Club is certainly important to the Burnley community.

"Our community department is still doing whatever they can through whatever way they can do it.

"I think it will remind people of that good feeling and the good stuff, there is a lot of good stuff going on at the moment but it does take a reaction and a calming period and letting the dust settle as they get towards what will hopefully be good outcomes for everyone."