Sean Dyche Signs Four Year Contract Extension
Burnley Football Club have today confirmed that manager Sean Dyche has committed his future to the club by signing a new long term contract. The manager has signed a four year contract with the Clarets making him the longest-serving manager in the Premier League committing his long-term future to the club, alongside assistant manager Ian Woan.
The deal secures Dyche’s future at the club for another four years as the Clarets compete in a sixth-successive season in the Premier League. As the longest-serving manager in the league he will be extending a successful nine-year spell at the helm which has seen two promotions from the Sky Bet Championship, two top-half Premier League finishes and qualification for Europe for the first time in fifty-one years.
Dyche took over as Burnley FC manager in October 2012 following a season at Watford and steered the club to an 11th place finish in the Sky Bet Championship. The following season, he guided the club to second place and with-it promotion to the Premier League following a four-year absence.
Despite relegation from the Premier League, the club consolidated under the former defender and returned to the top-flight as champions the very next season, before securing Premier League status. The Clarets have now registered six successive campaigns in the top-flight. In that period the club achieved its best finish since 1974 with a seventh-place finish in the 2017-18 Premier League season which also saw the Clarets qualify for the UEFA Europa League.
Speaking about signing his new contract extension manager Sean Dyche said, “He was pleased to end the speculation and look towards delivering results in the matches this season. It’s nice to be able to get this deal completed and now look towards the future of this football club and its constant evolution. I have a strong affinity with the area and our supporters after so many years here and I look forward to putting in the hard work needed to keep the club moving in the right direction.
“It was an important summer for us to add talent and depth to the team, but the work doesn’t stop there. As a club we’re about developing and improving players and the environment we foster here is so important to that. I am looking forward to continuing to develop that environment, work with a great group of players and coaches and to build on the positive relationship with our new ownership headed up by Alan.”