Monday, December 10, 2018

Sean Dyche deserves every reward he gets at Burnley

David Nugent in Editorial, English Premier League 24 Jan 2018

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On Tuesday, Burnley boss Sean Dyche signed a new four-and-half-year contract at the Lancashire club. The deal means he will be tied to the Clarets until 2022. It is nothing less than the no-nonsense boss deserves.

He has done an excellent job on a small budget compared to most of the Clarets Premier League rivals. Dyche has also shown that the clubs faith in his abilities when the Lancashire club suffered relegation is justified.

Dyche knows how to set up a team

Now you would think this would be a no-brainer for any football manager. However, some seem to be clueless when it comes to setting up a team. The 46-year-old is a master of setting up his team in order to get positive results.

Dyche does not complicate things. Players in his team know their job and what is expected of them. There appears to be no grey areas, which sometimes leads to confusion for some players under bosses who take a more complicated approach.

In simple terms, Sean Dyche does his job in an excellent manner, without much fuss and drama. He comes across as somebody who would hate to be embroiled in the drama at others club. Dyche was at one stage the favourite to become the Everton boss. The way things are going at the Merseyside club, Dyche seems to have dodged a bullet. Dyche and Burnley are a perfect match.

Building a team in the right way

Burnley have come a long way under Sean Dyche in the last few years. He has helped the club and team develop beyond all recognition. Dyche is building a legacy by improving the team bit by bit. Each transfer window the Clarets bring in a few choice players that improve the quality of the team.

The club cannot spend a fortune on big money players, so they go for the best quality players they can afford. Dyche and the clubs recruitment team have to be able to unearth gems and players who are value for money.

This sensible strategy seems far too logical for some Premier League clubs. However, Burnley continues to thrive by making the right signings and Dyche developing players via good coaching and management.

When they lose players, the Lancashire club seems to have a handy habit of finding replacements. The Clarets lost star centre-back Michael Keane and instantly replaced the defender from within with James Tarkowski, who has been one of the team’s top performers this season.

It is this sort of recruitment and management that has helped Sean Dyche build a solid Premier League outfit without spending a fortune.

In the top-eight

Burnley made a very good start to their Premier League campaign. Despite a recent dip in form, the Clarets are still eighth place in the top-flight table and on course for their highest ever finish in the modern era. Sean Dyche’s side are now eight points behind sixth-place Arsenal and odds of 66/1 for a top-six finish this season.

The Clarets may now not finish in the Premier League top-six this season, but a top-half finish would be big progress for the team that finished 16th place last season. If anybody connected with the Clarets was offered a top-half finish at the beginning of the campaign, they would no doubt have taken it.

Boss Dyche has been a key factor in Burnley’s development in recent years. He will not rest on his laurels and he will not let his players to either. It will be interesting to see how things develop at Turf Moor in next few seasons.

Sean Dyche has certainly earned his new contract at the Lancashire club. He is a promising young boss and hopefully, he can take the Clarets to new heights in the near future.

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David Nugent

David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.



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