England striker backs Dyche for Three Lions role

Ian Wright believes that Burnley boss Sean Dyche has put himself in a position to take over the England job in the future.

Tuesday, 3rd October 2017, 9:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 3:48 pm
Burnley boss Sean Dyche after the 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park

The former Clarets striker, who scored four goals in 14 appearances during his time at Turf Moor as the club was promoted to Division One at the start of the Millennium, insists that Dyche has the credentials to manage at the very top level.

Wright, who played under Stan Ternent before hanging up his boots, has also suggested that the former Watford defender should be considered for the Arsenal job once Arsene Wenger's reign at the Emirates comes to an end.

The Frenchman signed a two-year deal in the summer but remains out of favour with fans having failed to win the Premier League title since 2004.

Meanwhile, the Clarets are enjoying their third spell in the top flight under Dyche, who will celebrate his fifth anniversary at the club at the end of the month.

Asked whether he would take Dyche at Arsenal, Wright told BBC Radio 5Live: "Yeah. The fact is would they give Sean Dyche that job?”

“If he carries on like he’s doing they'll probably start touting him for the England job.

“I believe he’s someone who needs to go, at some stage, to the next level in respects of a club who can play in Europe on a regular basis to learn that side of the game."

He added: “Because we're so bereft of any manager that's good enough, that can take on the England job.

“If he carries on like he is he'll probably be pushed into that role.

“Hopefully he won’t be, but would they [Arsenal] give Sean Dyche that job?

"In respect to how his team sets up when they're defending, he's obviously got acumen - but will he get a job like that? I don't think he will."