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In the Frame: It looks like Dyche!

Former Watford boss, Sean Dyche has been offered the Burnley job according to the Lancashire Telegraph.

The local paper understands he is considering the offer over this weekend and is set to be unveiled as Eddie Howe`s successor next week.

Dyche would appear to be the favourite after heading a three-man shortlist. It is thought Falkirk gaffer Steven Pressley and St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas were also in the running.

This announcement next week if true could be a potential diaappointment for Burnley fans after strong rumours broke yesterday that the club were considering an ambitious move for high profile and successful Blackpool manager, Ian Holloway. Joint chairmen John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick though are thought to favour Sean Dyche.

The 41 year old was a defender during his playing career and was on the books of Chesterfield, Bristol City, Luton Town (loan), Millwall, Watford and finally Northampton Town before hanging up his boots.

Dyche rejoined Watford as youth team coachin 2007 and became the Hornets assistant manager in July 2009 after Malky Mackay was appointed manager. Following Mackay's decision to join Cardiff City in June 2011, Dyche took over the reins.

Watford finished 11th in the Championship, their highest league finish since the 2007-08 season and clocked up 64 points whch was higher than anything Mackay had achieved. Sadly though Dyche's face didn't fit when the club ownership changed and he was sacked in July 2012 to be replcaed five days later by Gianfranco Zola.

He has kept himself busy since by joining the England national under-21 football team in September 2012 as a temporary member of their backroom staff



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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 27 2012

Time: 7:38AM

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Vote in our poll whether you would like Dyche or not. I have gone for not sure. At least there is some Championsip experience there but if they have really elected him over Holloway then folk are bound to be disappointed I suspect. Again I would view this as a not particularly ambitious appointment if true.
turfmanphil
Vote in our poll whether you would like Dyche or not. I have gone for not sure. At least there is some Championsip experience there but if they have really elected him over Holloway then folk are bound to be disappointed I suspect. Again I would view this as a not particularly ambitious appointment if true.
turfmanphil
Wonder if anybody wll spot him in the Cardiff City Stadium today?
turfmanphil
Wonder if anybody wll spot him in the Cardiff City Stadium today?
turfmanphil
Ian Holloway weill get the Job i feel regardles of compensation just feel they will ellect to take Ian Holloway this will be great for Burnley fc iF Dyche was appointed i would be quite happy he did womders at watfora and was badly teated after doing well
Albmaleaf claret
Ian Holloway weill get the Job i feel regardles of compensation just feel they will ellect to take Ian Holloway this will be great for Burnley fc iF Dyche was appointed i would be quite happy he did womders at watfora and was badly teated after doing well
Albmaleaf claret
Would be happy with either Dyche or Holloway, after the Brian Laws era I think we should learn from our haste to be critical. We should afford the new manager the same welcome as Howe got and save the reception Laws got for managers down the road.
VinRogue
Would be happy with either Dyche or Holloway, after the Brian Laws era I think we should learn from our haste to be critical. We should afford the new manager the same welcome as Howe got and save the reception Laws got for managers down the road.
VinRogue
What an absolute nightmare appointment this would be who the hell would vote yes for Dyche ? Why or why have we not gone and pulled out the stops for Holloway when he is sending all the signals that he wants away from Bloomfield Road and this could happen by activating his compensation clause of £500,000.00 A missed opportunity if ever there was one
hollinsclaret
What an absolute nightmare appointment this would be who the hell would vote yes for Dyche ? Why or why have we not gone and pulled out the stops for Holloway when he is sending all the signals that he wants away from Bloomfield Road and this could happen by activating his compensation clause of £500,000.00 A missed opportunity if ever there was one
hollinsclaret
Dyche - pathetic and outrageous appointment. Holloway - ok, acceptable
snorbens claret
Dyche - pathetic and outrageous appointment. Holloway - ok, acceptable
snorbens claret
Pathetic board
pmh200111
Pathetic board
pmh200111
Sounds like the two chairs are pulling rank over the rest of the Board!! Why oh why does this frustrating club always build us up to expect something really good only to finish up opting for second best!! Arghhh..lets hope the LT have it wrong and Holloway is at the Cardiff game today!!
turfmanphil
Sounds like the two chairs are pulling rank over the rest of the Board!! Why oh why does this frustrating club always build us up to expect something really good only to finish up opting for second best!! Arghhh..lets hope the LT have it wrong and Holloway is at the Cardiff game today!!
turfmanphil
Sean Dyche!!! Why the hell are the board looking at him when there are people like Holloway and McCarthy?? Are the finances that bad or is it that their too tight to pay for someone with a proven record! Why won't the board listen to he fans for once, if it is Dyche i'll get behind him but he will need to hit the ground running or he might find it hard going.
Nblood77
Sean Dyche!!! Why the hell are the board looking at him when there are people like Holloway and McCarthy?? Are the finances that bad or is it that their too tight to pay for someone with a proven record! Why won't the board listen to he fans for once, if it is Dyche i'll get behind him but he will need to hit the ground running or he might find it hard going.
Nblood77
Agree 100% with that sentiment Nblood and the other similar ones above! Guess we have to wait for confirmation but if it comes out the woodwork we lost out on McCarthy/Holloway because of finance, then this lot a la Board really,really are short sighted!!
turfmanphil
Agree 100% with that sentiment Nblood and the other similar ones above! Guess we have to wait for confirmation but if it comes out the woodwork we lost out on McCarthy/Holloway because of finance, then this lot a la Board really,really are short sighted!!
turfmanphil
The bookies have Dyche as favourite but Holloway very close behind, if both have been interviewed then surely it's a no-brainer, Holloway has passion and experience and is a miles better choice. Whoever it is let's hope the can sort out our crap defense!
Nblood77
The bookies have Dyche as favourite but Holloway very close behind, if both have been interviewed then surely it's a no-brainer, Holloway has passion and experience and is a miles better choice. Whoever it is let's hope the can sort out our crap defense!
Nblood77
Well he was at the game according to reports, he has also talked to Crystal Palace hoping he opts for them, Blackpool lose again and something is not right with Holloway and Oyston, it's a no brainer for me Holloway.
8clarets8
Well he was at the game according to reports, he has also talked to Crystal Palace hoping he opts for them, Blackpool lose again and something is not right with Holloway and Oyston, it's a no brainer for me Holloway.
8clarets8
Hopefully he will not be up for working on a minuscule budget again and will opt for Palace. Holloway has shown what he is capable of, nobody could do this job if he cant.
AdamBurnleyFan
Hopefully he will not be up for working on a minuscule budget again and will opt for Palace. Holloway has shown what he is capable of, nobody could do this job if he cant.
AdamBurnleyFan
LET says that West Brom's Head Of Technical Recruitment Lee Darnrough will become Director Of Football, Howe requested him before leaving. It'll be interesting to see how that will work with a new manager. LET also says that Dyche is also wanted by Palace, hope he goes there an we get Holloway (£400,000 compo is nowt considering we reportedly got £1 Mill for Howe).
Nblood77
LET says that West Brom's Head Of Technical Recruitment Lee Darnrough will become Director Of Football, Howe requested him before leaving. It'll be interesting to see how that will work with a new manager. LET also says that Dyche is also wanted by Palace, hope he goes there an we get Holloway (£400,000 compo is nowt considering we reportedly got £1 Mill for Howe).
Nblood77
Hollins, I would vote yes for Sean Dyche, I believe he is a better manager than EH with more experience and better contacts.
VinRogue
Hollins, I would vote yes for Sean Dyche, I believe he is a better manager than EH with more experience and better contacts.
VinRogue
Been away for a few days. Asleep at the post. Dunno. What's the technical director story? I think having one is probably wise. Someone who can keep things moving forward no matter what happens to the gaffer. Or is it just bureaucracy? No simple answers.
Couch Potato
Been away for a few days. Asleep at the post. Dunno. What's the technical director story? I think having one is probably wise. Someone who can keep things moving forward no matter what happens to the gaffer. Or is it just bureaucracy? No simple answers.
Couch Potato
Welcome back Couch, I am sad to read that Dyche is getting the Laws treatment already. I am starting to think it would be easier not to post positive comments, as the rot is setting in on day one. It would appear 5 Board members had a split vote, so what? For example can you see Kilby voting to give Mad Mick or Ollie £££££££'s to spend? But it will be seen as a negative by the same people who thought Howe was better than Laws........and Dyche is worse than Howe.....I am happy to be in a minority and support fully SD, lets face it played 13 conceded 29 is where he starts.
VinRogue
Welcome back Couch, I am sad to read that Dyche is getting the Laws treatment already. I am starting to think it would be easier not to post positive comments, as the rot is setting in on day one. It would appear 5 Board members had a split vote, so what? For example can you see Kilby voting to give Mad Mick or Ollie £££££££'s to spend? But it will be seen as a negative by the same people who thought Howe was better than Laws........and Dyche is worse than Howe.....I am happy to be in a minority and support fully SD, lets face it played 13 conceded 29 is where he starts.
VinRogue
"What an absolute nightmare appointment this would be who the hell would vote yes for Dyche ?" Well Sean Dyche was always in the short list of candidates I would be happy with, as opposed to Pressley and Lomas..... TMP's article gives a good summary of his recent achievements, though spells out people's potential 'disappointment' presumably at what he sees as the Board's oft-stated 'lack of ambition'. A simple question really: Given we have a stronger squad than the Watford squad he took to 11th with 64 points last season, whose to say he wouldn't be capable of sorting our defence out and getting us to the play offs? Would people think its an 'outrageous' appointment then.
cubanclaret
"What an absolute nightmare appointment this would be who the hell would vote yes for Dyche ?" Well Sean Dyche was always in the short list of candidates I would be happy with, as opposed to Pressley and Lomas..... TMP's article gives a good summary of his recent achievements, though spells out people's potential 'disappointment' presumably at what he sees as the Board's oft-stated 'lack of ambition'. A simple question really: Given we have a stronger squad than the Watford squad he took to 11th with 64 points last season, whose to say he wouldn't be capable of sorting our defence out and getting us to the play offs? Would people think its an 'outrageous' appointment then.
cubanclaret
Yes im sad as well Vinrouge Sean Dyche will do well Cubanclaret you are welcome to your own opinion but keep your judgment until you are proved wrong and you will be
Albmaleaf claret
Yes im sad as well Vinrouge Sean Dyche will do well Cubanclaret you are welcome to your own opinion but keep your judgment until you are proved wrong and you will be
Albmaleaf claret
It is an interesting one this! Had we not been linked with the likes of Holloway and McCarthy, the appointment of Dyche might well have been better accepted. I will certainly give him a chance and get behind him but the thought of losing out on Holloway will always be at the back of my mind. This the latest comment in LT-'In the meantime there was believed to have been an 11th hour push from some members of the board to plump for a more audacious appointment, with Blackpool boss Ian Holloway their intended target. But Dyche was thought to have been favoured by three of the five directors and is understood to have now indicated that he is willing to accept the job. He is expected to be installed as Eddie Howe's successor tomorrow after winning a majority vote from the board. Dyche is believed to have been favoured by at least one of the joint chairmen '
turfmanphil
It is an interesting one this! Had we not been linked with the likes of Holloway and McCarthy, the appointment of Dyche might well have been better accepted. I will certainly give him a chance and get behind him but the thought of losing out on Holloway will always be at the back of my mind. This the latest comment in LT-'In the meantime there was believed to have been an 11th hour push from some members of the board to plump for a more audacious appointment, with Blackpool boss Ian Holloway their intended target. But Dyche was thought to have been favoured by three of the five directors and is understood to have now indicated that he is willing to accept the job. He is expected to be installed as Eddie Howe's successor tomorrow after winning a majority vote from the board. Dyche is believed to have been favoured by at least one of the joint chairmen '
turfmanphil
BBCwww now saying we are set to appoint Dyche. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20121958 I hope we'll all get behind him, if that's what actually happens. Not sure whether LT's story of some 11th hour 'push' is one we should take as anything other than an attempt to sell papers? I'm also not as convinced as some on here that Holloway is so great. He's done well at Blackpool, but not so well at other places, and his record this season so far is very comparable to that of where we were when Brian got driven out. Does the LT define 'audacious'? Maybe they think it's a better paper-selling word now than the hopelessly overused 'ambitious'? Anyone want to make a prediction what they'll turn to when 'audacious' becomes similarly meaningless? Presumably allegedly ambitionless Barry Kilby must have been one of the Audacious Two?
Couch Potato
BBCwww now saying we are set to appoint Dyche. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20121958 I hope we'll all get behind him, if that's what actually happens. Not sure whether LT's story of some 11th hour 'push' is one we should take as anything other than an attempt to sell papers? I'm also not as convinced as some on here that Holloway is so great. He's done well at Blackpool, but not so well at other places, and his record this season so far is very comparable to that of where we were when Brian got driven out. Does the LT define 'audacious'? Maybe they think it's a better paper-selling word now than the hopelessly overused 'ambitious'? Anyone want to make a prediction what they'll turn to when 'audacious' becomes similarly meaningless? Presumably allegedly ambitionless Barry Kilby must have been one of the Audacious Two?
Couch Potato
I think we can guess which way Brendan Flood voted considering his overused 'ambition' remark. Brendan Flood posted a message on Twitter saying: “Appointing a new manager is legally/financially more complicated than it looks. We have five director opinions, some ambitious, some cautious.” All we need is a majority of ambitious ones now and the club might motor instead of firing on three cylinders!
turfmanphil
I think we can guess which way Brendan Flood voted considering his overused 'ambition' remark. Brendan Flood posted a message on Twitter saying: “Appointing a new manager is legally/financially more complicated than it looks. We have five director opinions, some ambitious, some cautious.” All we need is a majority of ambitious ones now and the club might motor instead of firing on three cylinders!
turfmanphil
If Dyche joins, you will get an excellent manager. No nonsense, passionate, experienced, knows this division well. He's been working in the England setup, that can't be a bad place. I'm a Watford supporter and we were absolutely GUTTED when he was sacked by our new owners, without even an interview. We nearly went under financially, last year, yet Sean did a better job for us than Malky Mackay. We always knew, when the axes fell in the Championship this season, someone would pick him up quickly. I don't think you'll be disappointed; give him your support. He will get a HUGE appreciative reception when you guys come to Watford later in the season. Good luck Sean.
oldyella
If Dyche joins, you will get an excellent manager. No nonsense, passionate, experienced, knows this division well. He's been working in the England setup, that can't be a bad place. I'm a Watford supporter and we were absolutely GUTTED when he was sacked by our new owners, without even an interview. We nearly went under financially, last year, yet Sean did a better job for us than Malky Mackay. We always knew, when the axes fell in the Championship this season, someone would pick him up quickly. I don't think you'll be disappointed; give him your support. He will get a HUGE appreciative reception when you guys come to Watford later in the season. Good luck Sean.
oldyella
Thanks oldyella, sadly our year in the Prem League has clouded many of our fans grip on reality. I am looking forward to him sorting out the mess (defending), currently we have conceded the most goals in the Division yet we are suprised we haven't attracted Holloway, Mad Mick, Curbishley, Pep etc as the new manager (tic). Good luck to Watford.
VinRogue
Thanks oldyella, sadly our year in the Prem League has clouded many of our fans grip on reality. I am looking forward to him sorting out the mess (defending), currently we have conceded the most goals in the Division yet we are suprised we haven't attracted Holloway, Mad Mick, Curbishley, Pep etc as the new manager (tic). Good luck to Watford.
VinRogue
Concerning tmp's earlier post reporting a Brendan Flood tweet... I have only had the chance to speak with Brendan Flood at any length once. If I had such a chance again, I would want to ask him to speak at more length than is possible in twitterspace about whether publicly reducing discussion of major club decisions to a simplified choice of ambition/caution is helpful and, if so, how in his opinion. I'd certainly wish him well alongside that, recognising the very many good things he has done for Bfc, and would hope to hear that he's managed to sort out his financial dispute with the Irish bank in the ways that he'd hoped. Do any other of our Board members tweet? Anyone know how they feel about Brendan tweeting on Board decisions-in-process, or on what store they place on twitter trends or messageboard polls? Presumably they're aware of how relatively easy it is to manipulate them.
Couch Potato
Concerning tmp's earlier post reporting a Brendan Flood tweet... I have only had the chance to speak with Brendan Flood at any length once. If I had such a chance again, I would want to ask him to speak at more length than is possible in twitterspace about whether publicly reducing discussion of major club decisions to a simplified choice of ambition/caution is helpful and, if so, how in his opinion. I'd certainly wish him well alongside that, recognising the very many good things he has done for Bfc, and would hope to hear that he's managed to sort out his financial dispute with the Irish bank in the ways that he'd hoped. Do any other of our Board members tweet? Anyone know how they feel about Brendan tweeting on Board decisions-in-process, or on what store they place on twitter trends or messageboard polls? Presumably they're aware of how relatively easy it is to manipulate them.
Couch Potato
 

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