Dyche dismisses Villa link

Clarets boss Sean Dyche had no contact with Aston Villa over their managerial vacancy, before Steve Bruce took the helm.

Friday, 14th October 2016, 3:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:04 pm
Sean Dyche

Bruce was always favourite to replace Roberto Di Matteo, but though Villa have previously been keen on Dyche, and his odds tumbled earlier in the week from 25/1 to 3/1 with some bookmakers, there was never any chance of him leaving Turf Moor for Villa Park and dropping down into the Championship.

Dyche said: “It's just after two promotions in three years out of the Championship, I think it’s a commonsensical link more than anything.

"I think they've appointed a very good man.

"I get on well with Brucey and like him a lot as a person as well as his record as a manager.

"I wish him well."

Asked if there was any contact, he said simply: “No."