Sean Dyche on his contract: “It is just taking a bit of time to iron out the details.”

The hold up in Sean Dyche agreeing a new contract at Burnley is merely “ironing out the details” according to the Clarets boss.
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Sean Dyche

Dyche is in the last year of his current deal, but new chairman Alan Pace revealed on Wednesday he is “relaxed” about the situation.

Pace said: “If it was up to me, I’d write a contract for 10 years, I don’t have a problem.

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“We also have collectively identified there are other priorities, because we are very comfortable with one another, I think, and we have a good thing working together.

“It is still a priority, but I wouldn’t put it as the number one priority – the window is for now.

“I’m not worried from that perspective.”

And Dyche tallied: “I said last season I had parked my contract talks because it was important to focus on the team.

“The team always comes first, including my staff.

“My situation is ongoing and I don't think there is anything to it other than making sure things are in place.”

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Dyche is very much the jewel in the crown at Burnley in Pace’s eyes, so why the delay?

Dyche explained: “When players sign for a club, you put in place what is called a blue contract.

“Everything is set in stone, and that is the way every player signs a contract. It’s the same format for everyone, and it has been for years.

“Every manager or coach is on a staff contract, so it’s completely different. There are more things to look at, different details, it usually takes a bit longer.

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“Don’t get me wrong, there is all the usual stuff, figures and all that.

“But it takes longer to construct these contracts because there isn’t a set format.

“Manager’s contracts are more tricky to make sure everything is right. Sometimes that delays things. Just making sure everything is ok…

“In my case I have been here a long time so it is a bit fair really, because you never know what is going to happen.

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“We play fair, what suits the club, what suits me and can we find that nice ground that suits everyone. It is just taking a bit of time to iron out the details.”

Dyche was on a rolling deal before signing a long-term contract in early 2018 as Burnley closed in on a place in the Europa League, and he added: “There are rolling contracts, set contracts, different things. That’s just another example of the complications I’m talking about.”