'Let's see what he can do' - Burnley's Premier League rivals told to consider Sean Dyche
It's set to be another summer of manager merry-go-round changes in the Premier League, as a number of top tier clubs consider bringing a new coach ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
One such club is Spurs, who are on the hunt for Jose Mourinho's successor after sacking the ex-Chelsea and Man Utd boss last Monday.
Speaking on talkSPORT, presenter Simon Jordan suggested Burnley manager Sean Dyche as a potential left-field candidate for the position, and contended:
“Dyche isn’t on it! (the bookies' favourites list) Burnley sit a highly respectable 14th in the Premier League – they’re going to be fine and in no danger of getting in any trouble, so it’s yet another season in the Premier League and Dyche has guided them there.
“His influence is there for all to see. Should Dyche be considered amongst the candidates for the job? Five seasons Dyche has consolidated their position in the Premier League working under the tightest budget contrasting – let’s see what he can do!”
However, Jordan did suggest a issue to contend with should the north London outfit look to sound out the Clarets boss over taking on the role.
He claimed: “Here’s the conundrum for Dyche: He’s got a nice job at Burnley. So I’m (Spurs) going to approach your owner and I’m going to interview and do you a favour of driving a wedge between you and the club and suddenly I don’t want you and send you back to Burnley where you didn’t want to be anymore.
“How’s that going to work for Dyche? He needs to know he’s being interviewed – otherwise what he’s saying to Burnley is that he doesn’t fancy them anymore and he fancies Spurs!
He concluded: “Daniel Levy will then say: 'That was a great interview but we don’t want you.' Can Dyche be nailed on? The answer is no. A proven winner can be nailed on for Spurs. There aren’t many of those about and Sean Dyche ain’t one of them.”
Dyche has been with the Clarets since 2012, taking them from the Championship up to the Premier League on two occasions, and has won 143 of his 386 matches in charge.