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Sean Dyche Officially Our New Manager

Sean Dyche is now officially our new manager. The 41-year-old has penned a two-and-a-half year contract. He is joined by assistant Ian Woan, who also served as his number two at Watford, and first-team coach Tony Loughlan.

In a joint-statement, co-chairmen John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick said:

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are delighted to welcome our new manager Sean Dyche to Burnley Football Club.

"Sean was the outstanding candidate following an extensive and structured interviewing process to find the right manager to fit in with our vision for the club.

"He is a natural leader with real presence who did a marvellous job at Watford last season in his first managerial role at a club with its roots firmly in the community.

"His commitment to a very strong and successful youth system was clear at a club with close parallels to our own and Sean is especially keen to develop stronger links between Burnley Football Club and the local community.

"These attributes, complemented by a fantastic ability to maximize resources in taking Watford to their highest position since relegation from the Premier League in 2008, make us confident Sean is the right man to take this club forward.

"As a player he won four promotions with four clubs as a player and captain. He has since shown the passion, hunger and loyalty to succeed in management and has an all-round understanding of how a club is run, from youth football to first team affairs.

"Sean also has international experience on his impressive CV, working alongside Stuart Pearce with the England Under-21 squad and this very much puts him in tune with our ambitions to further develop our scouting and youth academy operations.

"Here at Burnley Football Club we feel we have great talent in the squad that Sean can now harness and translate into more consistent results.

"In closing, and on behalf of everyone connected with Burnley Football Club, the Board of Directors would like to place on record our thanks to Terry Pashley and his coaching team, who have stepped in and done a fantastic job with the first team in the last two weeks.

"Now, a new chapter is about to unfold at Turf Moor and we are confident that everyone will offer Sean their full support and show him what this great football club is all about."

Welcome aboard, Sean! Now is the time for all Clarets fans to get behind our new manager and put aside any doubts or personal preferences. I know I will!!




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 30 2012

Time: 5:40PM

Your Comments

What I want to know is how do we pronounce his name ?
Totally_Claret
What I want to know is how do we pronounce his name ?
Totally_Claret
For e this is the best appointment for Quite some time all you doubters watch and se and if i am wrom i will publicly admit it but i realy think we have a top class manager and coach
Albmaleaf claret
For e this is the best appointment for Quite some time all you doubters watch and se and if i am wrom i will publicly admit it but i realy think we have a top class manager and coach
Albmaleaf claret
haha - I had a similar thought in the car TC. I am quite happy with this appointment. Did a good job at Watford. Is clearly a leader. I would also expect him to have good contacts in the game and his time with the U21s may help us to attract some of the young fringe players at Premier League clubs having loan spells with us ( Ie. Craig Dawson)? Welcome Sean!
claretdale
For e this is the best appointment for Quite some time all you doubters watch and se and if i am wrom i will publicly admit it but i realy think we have a top class manager and coach
Albmaleaf claret
haha - I had a similar thought in the car TC. I am quite happy with this appointment. Did a good job at Watford. Is clearly a leader. I would also expect him to have good contacts in the game and his time with the U21s may help us to attract some of the young fringe players at Premier League clubs having loan spells with us ( Ie. Craig Dawson)? Welcome Sean!
claretdale
For e this is the best appointment for Quite some time all you doubters watch and se and if i am wrom i will publicly admit it but i realy think we have a top class manager and coach
Albmaleaf claret
I have to say he wasn't my first choice, but after having a good look around, he seems to have the potential to be a good manager. He did pretty well at Watford under the circumstances, and he seems to be a pretty genuine guy who appears to know what he's talking about. We don't have much to judge him on to be fair, with him only having one season in management, but I really hope he get's off to a good start and succeeds. There's nothing to suggest he won't. I will absolutely back him all the way.
AdamBurnleyFan
I have to say he wasn't my first choice, but after having a good look around, he seems to have the potential to be a good manager. He did pretty well at Watford under the circumstances, and he seems to be a pretty genuine guy who appears to know what he's talking about. We don't have much to judge him on to be fair, with him only having one season in management, but I really hope he get's off to a good start and succeeds. There's nothing to suggest he won't. I will absolutely back him all the way.
AdamBurnleyFan
First thing I would do is ENLARGE that picture of him at the top of this article and stick it on the door leading out onto the pitch Put the fear of death in some of the lackadaisical players. Not my first choice but do feel that we now have a manager with experience at this level and one who has good potential and who will be able to motivate the players. Having watched the game at Cardiff he is now fully aware of our shortcomings and will ,I think, commit his first efforts towards tightening up the defence. When --not if-- he accomplishes that we will be well on our way up the table I welcome him and his team to Burnley and wish him the best of luck. I,for one, will be fully behind him as I know he will work his a#se off for the team and the fans
claretfromaway
First thing I would do is ENLARGE that picture of him at the top of this article and stick it on the door leading out onto the pitch Put the fear of death in some of the lackadaisical players. Not my first choice but do feel that we now have a manager with experience at this level and one who has good potential and who will be able to motivate the players. Having watched the game at Cardiff he is now fully aware of our shortcomings and will ,I think, commit his first efforts towards tightening up the defence. When --not if-- he accomplishes that we will be well on our way up the table I welcome him and his team to Burnley and wish him the best of luck. I,for one, will be fully behind him as I know he will work his a#se off for the team and the fans
claretfromaway
CFA, love your comment about the photo. I was thinking something similar, but your idea says what I was only struggling to think about. Get stuck in Sean. Welcome.
Couch Potato
CFA, love your comment about the photo. I was thinking something similar, but your idea says what I was only struggling to think about. Get stuck in Sean. Welcome.
Couch Potato
Top guy, says it as he sees it and won't treat you like mushrooms, players that don't respond to him, should be scared. He came to watford playing for Millwall, to say he made Roman Vega 5hit himself on a pitch is an understatement. Sorely missed at WFC, give him time, he will do you good..
ANDY710
Top guy, says it as he sees it and won't treat you like mushrooms, players that don't respond to him, should be scared. He came to watford playing for Millwall, to say he made Roman Vega 5hit himself on a pitch is an understatement. Sorely missed at WFC, give him time, he will do you good..
ANDY710
Dyche to see you. To see you Dyche!
8clarets8
Dyche to see you. To see you Dyche!
8clarets8
Looking forward to seeing Sean sort out the defence as well as consistency. I've got a good feeling about this appointment and I hope he gets off to a flying start against Wolves , followed by the destruction of Leeds. Welcome aboard Sean.
WelshClaret
Looking forward to seeing Sean sort out the defence as well as consistency. I've got a good feeling about this appointment and I hope he gets off to a flying start against Wolves , followed by the destruction of Leeds. Welcome aboard Sean.
WelshClaret
If he gets 6 points in the next two games he will win the majority over. I hope we can give him the same loyalty and support that Howe got in his first 12 moths.
VinRogue
If he gets 6 points in the next two games he will win the majority over. I hope we can give him the same loyalty and support that Howe got in his first 12 moths.
VinRogue
Glad people are warming to him, often the way once the deed is done. What few people have commented on is that he actually outperformed Malky Mackay with Watford - despite losing the league's top goalscorer (Graham) and his next best striker at the Jan transfer window (Sordell). I'll bet there was a degree of ambivalence from Cardiff fans when they took Mackay on after he got Watford to 16th, but there's not much now; let's hope we are where they are this time next year.
cubanclaret
Glad people are warming to him, often the way once the deed is done. What few people have commented on is that he actually outperformed Malky Mackay with Watford - despite losing the league's top goalscorer (Graham) and his next best striker at the Jan transfer window (Sordell). I'll bet there was a degree of ambivalence from Cardiff fans when they took Mackay on after he got Watford to 16th, but there's not much now; let's hope we are where they are this time next year.
cubanclaret
I hope he was staight talking to the Board. Without financial backing he can do no more than ensure our survival in the Championship. I suspect that most fans would like to see a lot more ambition from the Board, he frightens me, I hope he petrified the Board.
cornwallclaret
I hope he was staight talking to the Board. Without financial backing he can do no more than ensure our survival in the Championship. I suspect that most fans would like to see a lot more ambition from the Board, he frightens me, I hope he petrified the Board.
cornwallclaret
To continue with 8c8's line of thinking, Dyche one Sean. The chat on bbcww when I looked earlier today was mostly full of watford and chezzafield fans saying we'd signed an absolute top guy. Maybe one or two morose Clarets and a couple of sad B******s, but mostly positive, positive, positive.
Couch Potato
To continue with 8c8's line of thinking, Dyche one Sean. The chat on bbcww when I looked earlier today was mostly full of watford and chezzafield fans saying we'd signed an absolute top guy. Maybe one or two morose Clarets and a couple of sad B******s, but mostly positive, positive, positive.
Couch Potato
I was disappointed at first after the talk of "big names" but on reflection I think he is an excellent choice given that the Board do not wish to spend money. I have come to the conclusion ( and many will disagree ) we will remain a small club in this division and the money from the sale of Austin, like the Rodriguez money, previous transfers, parachute payments will simply be used ( and have been used ) to keep us afloat. Our gates are incredably low for the division.
snorbens claret
I was disappointed at first after the talk of "big names" but on reflection I think he is an excellent choice given that the Board do not wish to spend money. I have come to the conclusion ( and many will disagree ) we will remain a small club in this division and the money from the sale of Austin, like the Rodriguez money, previous transfers, parachute payments will simply be used ( and have been used ) to keep us afloat. Our gates are incredably low for the division.
snorbens claret
I seem to remember that Soccer AM use to have a T-Shirt saying something alomg the lines of Sean Dyche "Hard as Nails". I maybe wrong though. I have to say i was a bit "the glass is half empty" however it now looks like I have only just taken a sip. Quietly confident! My son Aaron thinks it's a brilliant appointment Welcome Sean.
Stuart75
I seem to remember that Soccer AM use to have a T-Shirt saying something alomg the lines of Sean Dyche "Hard as Nails". I maybe wrong though. I have to say i was a bit "the glass is half empty" however it now looks like I have only just taken a sip. Quietly confident! My son Aaron thinks it's a brilliant appointment Welcome Sean.
Stuart75
Just listened to the clarets Player interview. I am even more impressed. I liked the minimum requirement sweat on the shirt from maximum effort. I bet Treacle is loving that idea! I really think SD can take us to the play-offs with a bit of luck in January if you know what I mean......keeping Charlie and adding not selling our best players.
VinRogue
Just listened to the clarets Player interview. I am even more impressed. I liked the minimum requirement sweat on the shirt from maximum effort. I bet Treacle is loving that idea! I really think SD can take us to the play-offs with a bit of luck in January if you know what I mean......keeping Charlie and adding not selling our best players.
VinRogue
I'm more confident of a top half finish now.
grimsby claret
I'm more confident of a top half finish now.
grimsby claret
Mick McCarthy is set to become the new Ipswich manager, surely we would have been his first choice ahead of them. Although it was said that talks stalled with us at one point. I wonder what that was regarding ? Anyway, we'll just have to see how Dyche fairs. Hopefully he will get off to a good start, it won't be an easy game against Wolves, but hopefully he will have been able to implement some new defensive strategies and ideas and the team will be able to put on a good show and, fingers crossed, get the three points. And then the following game is at home to Leeds, one that i really want us to win. As I'm sure I've mentioned before, I hate Leeds !!
AdamBurnleyFan
Mick McCarthy is set to become the new Ipswich manager, surely we would have been his first choice ahead of them. Although it was said that talks stalled with us at one point. I wonder what that was regarding ? Anyway, we'll just have to see how Dyche fairs. Hopefully he will get off to a good start, it won't be an easy game against Wolves, but hopefully he will have been able to implement some new defensive strategies and ideas and the team will be able to put on a good show and, fingers crossed, get the three points. And then the following game is at home to Leeds, one that i really want us to win. As I'm sure I've mentioned before, I hate Leeds !!
AdamBurnleyFan
I agree, his interview on Clarets Player was brilliant.
cubanclaret
I agree, his interview on Clarets Player was brilliant.
cubanclaret
His gin-ger hair, is neither here nor there, Big Sean Dyche, Big Sean Dyche. Live and let Dyche (get on with the job). Wish him all the best and hope we can enjoy more good times than bad during his spell at the helm.
RickersTwickers
His gin-ger hair, is neither here nor there, Big Sean Dyche, Big Sean Dyche. Live and let Dyche (get on with the job). Wish him all the best and hope we can enjoy more good times than bad during his spell at the helm.
RickersTwickers
 

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