Burnley chairman Alan Pace backs Sean Dyche and is happy for the long-standing manager to stay at the club.
New Burnley Chairman Alan Pace Backs Sean Dyche
Dyche to Stay
Sean Dyche has been at the club since October 2012, the longest stint of any current Premier League boss.
Pace is more than prepared to support Dyche.
One of the main reasons for the takeover involved the stability that Dyche has brought to Burnley.
When asked if Dyche can stay for as long as he wants, Pace said: “Absolutely. Sean is one of the things that led us to want to do this.
”It’s really important for people to realise that, and hopefully I have expressed that to him directly.
“Longevity and consistency and the good fortune of having someone who is a strong and capable leader like he is, is a blessing for us.
“It’s not just being a magician, that’s not it, a magician does it once in a while. There’s consistency here that we really, really like.”
Dyche’s contract runs until 2022. His current deal is worth £70,000 a week.
Work to be Done
Burnley sit 16th in the Premier League, on 16 points, five points above the relegation zone.
The buffer is large enough for now, but Burnley will no doubt want to move up the table and towards safety.
Dyche is well-versed in taking Burnley into the top flight, trying to keep them there, and then having to bring them back to their rightful place in the Premier League.
But since the 2016/7 season, the Clarets have kept themselves afloat.
Last season they finished a respectable 10th.
There is still, then, some work to do for Dyche’s side to climb the table.
Pace is seemingly ready to back his sentiments for Dyche with transfer funds.
He said: “He does have some things he’s looking at. We’re supportive of what he’s looking at.
“If he wants to go forward on the things he wants to do we’ll be there and support what he needs to have happen.
“The prudence here is being able to move swiftly and support what needs to be done.
“I would expect we’d be thoughtful in the process because that’s what Sean has always done.
“We will be very supportive of making sure he can achieve his goals. I don’t expect Sean to be frustrated.”
The Clarets could also ship out players this January; Matej Vydra reportedly wishes to leave Turf Moor in order to boost his chances of being selected for the Czech Republic ahead of the European Championship.
It could be a busy January for the club, with positive thinking chairman Pace happy to help his manager to augment his side.