Aston Villa & Crystal Palace Interested In Burnley Boss Sean Dyche
Newspaper reports suggest that Burnley manager Sean Dyche is in high demand in the Premier League, as both Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are believed to be interested in his services. Both clubs are waiting to see the outcome of reports that say Burnley are facing financial difficulties, which could force Dyche out of Turf Moor.
Sean Dyche is the second longest serving Premier League manager just a couple of weeks behind former Clarets manager and now AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe. His tenure has been highlighted by two promotions to the top flight and a seventh place Premier League finish in the 2017-18 season and his efforts have impressed other clubs.
Dyche’s words earlier in the week seem to suggest that Burnley’s situation isn’t as dire as reported he said, ‘We are in different shape ourselves compared to a lot of others as the club has been run balanced for a number of years, we are in a strong position financially and we don’t have to do anything at this moment in time. When you look at the facts and figures of the club, we’re in a very strong position and the chairman wanted to make sure we didn’t furlough.’
However, if Dyche is on the way out of Turf Moor then Crystal Palace are said to be long term admirers and will eventually need a successor to the 72 year old Roy Hodgson, who is in the ‘at risk’ category when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic and is seeking a way to avoid the stay at home rule. Whilst Dean Smith is currently manager of Aston Villa, who were deep in a relegation battle when the season was suspended due to the outbreak.