Sean Dyche Set to Sign Clarets Contract Extension
According to reports in the Sunday Mail, Burnley manager Sean Dyche is poised to sign a new contract extension at Turf Moor this week as four Premier League clubs seek to fill managerial vacancies. Dyche is ready to commit his future to Burnley Football Club in the next seventy-two hours unless there is an unexpected late approach from another club.
The new contract will see Dyche remain the longest-serving manager in the top flight having been appointed in 2012 and it is a real coup for the clubs owner Alan Pace, who purchased the club last season and will include an increased buy-out clause to ward off suitors. As Dyche is effectively about to be taken off the market, Nuno Espirito Santo has emerged as the key figure as to who will be appointed elsewhere.
Everton are holding discussions this weekend about who to replace Carlo Ancelotti with Nuno having supporters within the Goodison Park boardroom, though former owner Bill Kenwright would prefer a British manager with strong roots to the club like David Moyes or Duncan Ferguson. Whilst Crystal Palace have also been impressed with Nuno and will seek a decision from the Portuguese manager soon with Eddie Howe, Steve Cooper and Frank Lampard all getting backing.
Tottenham are the most relaxed club at the moment despite halting negotiations with Antonio Conte believing they have wrapped a deal with their next manager. Belgian boss Roberto Martinez, who wants to take a job in the Premier League after the Euros, is among the favourites with Mauricio Pochettino and Erik Ten Hag. Wolves are expected to confirm the appointment of former Benfica coach Bruno Lage this week after he was granted a work permit by The FA.