Five clubs who would be mad to ignore Sean Dyche after Burnley sacking

Newly unattached manager Sean Dyche could soon have several clubs queuing up to appoint him as their new manager after he left Burnley.

Dyche was sacked by Burnley on Friday after a decade in charge of the Clarets, who are four points from safety in the Premier League with eight matches remaining. As a result, Dyche now finds himself without a club for the first time in 10 years, having been appointed to replace Eddie Howe back in October 2012.

Here, DAILY STAR SPORT looks at five clubs who would be mad not to consider appointing Dyche as their next manager.


With Roy Hodgson having come out of unofficial retirement to take charge of Watford in January, it is unlikely the 74-year-old will remain in charge of the Hornets next season.

That is regardless of whether Watford avoid relegation from the Premier League this season, with the club currently six points from safety.

Watford would target an immediate return to the top flight if relegated and would be mad not to consider turning to former manager Dyche, who began his coaching career with the club after retiring in 2007.

Dyche also achieved an immediate return to the Premier League with Burnley in the 2015/16 season, winning the Championship at the first attempt following relegation a year prior.


Despite only signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with Everton in January, Frank Lampard's long-time future with the club likely rests on keeping the Toffees in the Premier League.

Everton are currently four points above the bottom three, though, but could turn to Dyche if they do lose out to Burnley in the relegation scrap.

The appointment of Dyche would provide a level of stability that has been absent in recent seasons. Everton have had eight permanent managers since Dyche was appointed by Burnley in 2012.

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West Bromwich Albion

Outside the Premier League, West Bromwich Albion currently look the most likely on paper to be eyeing a move for Dyche in the near future.

The Baggies' promotion push has tailed off completely since Steve Bruce replaced Valerien Ismael in February, with West Brom even dropping out of the top half of the Championship at one point.

As a result, those in charge at the Hawthorns may choose to change manager once again in the summer and look for a fresh start in their bid to return to the Premier League.

Dyche has a solid track record of taking clubs out of the second tier, having won two promotions in three years from the Championship with Burnley.

Cardiff City

Just three years on from their most recent spell in the Premier League, Cardiff City have flirted with relegation to League One this season.

Steve Morison has stabilised the club since his appointment in November but is only in his first managerial role and may not have the experience to guide the club up the table.

Instead, Cardiff could bring Dyche in for the long-term as the Welsh side bid to earn another promotion into the Premier League.

Stoke City

Similarly to Cardiff, Stoke City have spent much of this season in the bottom half of the Championship, having only recently been a top flight outfit.

Since relegation in 2018, the Potters have finished 16th, 15th and 14th in the second tier, with the last two of those coming under current boss Michael O'Neill.

That lack of progression since the Northern Irishman's appointment in November 2019, has caused frustration at the Bet365 Stadium.

A manager of Dyche's pedigree could well be the main to return Stoke to their former glories and back towards the top of the Championship table next season.

An alternative option for Dyche, would be to avoid jumping at the first offers that come in for his services in the summer and instead waiting for next season to get underway.

This would allow him to take advantage of additional opportunities in the top flight once clubs start to sack their managers, with the vast majority of current Premier League managers in stable positions at their clubs.

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