Sean Dyche still in the dark over imminent Burnley takeover

Sean Dyche remains in the dark, despite the end of the Burnley takeover saga looming.

Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 6:00 pm
Sean Dyche

ALK Capital are close to sealing a deal for the club, with the rival offer from sports lawyer Chris Farnell and Egyptian businessman Mohamed El Kashashy officially withdrawing on Tuesday.

ALK were awaiting the final sign off from all parties, and Premier League approval, but the Premier League have reviewed most of ALK’s application, and are expected to give their blessing.

The new owners expect to be in place to impact Dyche’s plans in the January transfer window, but he hasn’t been briefed by chairman Mike Garlick or the board as to the current state of play.

Dyche said: "I don't know where you are getting your information from about support, but you know more than me.

”If they are going to bring support if they do come in, then that's great, and if not, then I don't know.

“You seem to have more of an idea as to what is going to happen than me, so thanks very much for that and the heads up!"

He added: “I have just been led to believe that I know nothing, so I will just wait until I get told something and then we will move forward as we always do.”

As regards January, he will carry on with plans to try and add to the squad, until told otherwise: “The plan won't change that much, in the sense that until I am told differently, we will do what we have always tried to do, and that is align players that we think could help.

”It has always been a tough challenge financially, I don't know whether that would change if there were new owners. We will wait and see.

”The club is in a very healthy financial position, it has been for many, many years here.

”The mindset of the chairman and the board is a different issue, I have spoken for many months if not years about stretching the finance of the club to make sense on the pitch and that has always been a challenge.

”We will see what changes if and what changes.

”At the moment I still don't know, so watch this space, and if this happens I am sure I will meet these people and see how we can take it forward. Until I am I told differently I am just sitting here waiting.”