Suzanne Geldard: Now is the time for Burnley to offer Dyche a contract

Sean Dyche and Danny Ings

Sean Dyche and Danny Ings

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SAM Vokes has signed one. Supporters will hope that Danny Ings and Kieran Trippier follow suit.

But when it comes to new contracts, Burnley should make manager Sean Dyche their top priority.

Even before Sunday’s historic derby win the reputation of the Clarets boss was getting better by the game given what he has achieved this season.

He has the smallest squad, with a budget to match.

His only spend since taking charge in October 2012 was on Ashley Barnes in January. Free transfers including goalkeeper Tom Heaton and midfielders Scott Arfield and David Jones have been nothing short of phenomenal.

He has used the least amount of players this season in the Championship, yet defied logic and the odds to keep Burnley in the top two for much of the campaign.

Whatever happens in the remainder of the season, he has already earned hero status if the post-match ovation and adulation was anything to go by at Ewood Park.

No-one could have foreseen this 12 months ago, when Burnley were trying to avoid getting sucked into a relegation battle.

Where there is now praise from the stands, there was pressure.

The manager accepted the situation for what it was but never strayed from his long-term view, reminding the board of it, and knowing that all he needed was a full pre-season with his players to get his points and methods across.

He was proved right.

Of the two-and-a-half-year contract he signed just 12 months of that will remain in the summer.

There will have already been discussions with the board about prolonging that but the sooner those words become actions the better because Dyche's stock is rising.

With that, his arm has been strengthened by the miracles he has worked at Turf Moor.

Should Burnley go back to the Premier League, as seems increasingly likely, the next challenge will be to stay there.

Dyche will want to succeed where others have failed.

If he can do that with a contract extension already in place, then everyone can look forward together.

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12:21pm Thu 13 Mar 14

fermenter says...

Compeletely agree, probably the best manager and backroom staff we have had since Jimmy Adamson.
Compeletely agree, probably the best manager and backroom staff we have had since Jimmy Adamson. fermenter
  • Score: 12

12:37pm Thu 13 Mar 14

FCBurnley says...

In boxing parlance, Dyche is currently the best pound for pound manager in the League. I am certain the board will be fully aware of his situation
In boxing parlance, Dyche is currently the best pound for pound manager in the League. I am certain the board will be fully aware of his situation FCBurnley
  • Score: 12

1:25pm Thu 13 Mar 14

andy1 says...

Too good to let go give Sean a new contract now no more duck eggs like Laws and Coyle please.
Too good to let go give Sean a new contract now no more duck eggs like Laws and Coyle please. andy1
  • Score: 11

1:25pm Thu 13 Mar 14

twquick says...

Pay the man!
Pay the man! twquick
  • Score: 14

1:55pm Thu 13 Mar 14

kenbro says...

Speaking as a Rover, based on this season Burnley are crazy if they are not already in negotiations with his agents.
A lot of Championship teams, and a few Prem teams are possibly looking at Dyche as their next manager so it is important to get his contract extended.
Having said that, if he carries on being successful with a small town club, it will just be a matter of time before a bigger club offers to double his wages and he will be gone. That's the real world in football today.
Meanwhile, enjoy the ride. We envy you.
Speaking as a Rover, based on this season Burnley are crazy if they are not already in negotiations with his agents. A lot of Championship teams, and a few Prem teams are possibly looking at Dyche as their next manager so it is important to get his contract extended. Having said that, if he carries on being successful with a small town club, it will just be a matter of time before a bigger club offers to double his wages and he will be gone. That's the real world in football today. Meanwhile, enjoy the ride. We envy you. kenbro
  • Score: 16

2:35pm Thu 13 Mar 14

twquick says...

kenbro wrote:
Speaking as a Rover, based on this season Burnley are crazy if they are not already in negotiations with his agents.
A lot of Championship teams, and a few Prem teams are possibly looking at Dyche as their next manager so it is important to get his contract extended.
Having said that, if he carries on being successful with a small town club, it will just be a matter of time before a bigger club offers to double his wages and he will be gone. That's the real world in football today.
Meanwhile, enjoy the ride. We envy you.
You're right, the continued success of Burnley certainly makes Dyche a 'wanted man'. It would be awesome to see him have success with the Clarets in the Premier League though. GO CLARETS!!
[quote][p][bold]kenbro[/bold] wrote: Speaking as a Rover, based on this season Burnley are crazy if they are not already in negotiations with his agents. A lot of Championship teams, and a few Prem teams are possibly looking at Dyche as their next manager so it is important to get his contract extended. Having said that, if he carries on being successful with a small town club, it will just be a matter of time before a bigger club offers to double his wages and he will be gone. That's the real world in football today. Meanwhile, enjoy the ride. We envy you.[/p][/quote]You're right, the continued success of Burnley certainly makes Dyche a 'wanted man'. It would be awesome to see him have success with the Clarets in the Premier League though. GO CLARETS!! twquick
  • Score: 7

3:03pm Thu 13 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen
Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -10

3:07pm Thu 13 Mar 14

stevewhipp says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen
****, TMT that's the first sensible thing I've seen you post.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen[/p][/quote]****, TMT that's the first sensible thing I've seen you post. stevewhipp
  • Score: -5

3:59pm Thu 13 Mar 14

northernchef says...

stevewhipp wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen
****, TMT that's the first sensible thing I've seen you post.
Couldn't agree more Steve. The insane amount of garbage this man speaks is usually unmatched but to be fair, even though I suspect he had negative tones behind it, he has talked the most sense since his name popped up on here. But even prior to a bad run or anything of the sort at least a new contract means if he were to leave for more money and a bigger club we would have a reasonable compensation package off the back of any such move.
[quote][p][bold]stevewhipp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen[/p][/quote]****, TMT that's the first sensible thing I've seen you post.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more Steve. The insane amount of garbage this man speaks is usually unmatched but to be fair, even though I suspect he had negative tones behind it, he has talked the most sense since his name popped up on here. But even prior to a bad run or anything of the sort at least a new contract means if he were to leave for more money and a bigger club we would have a reasonable compensation package off the back of any such move. northernchef
  • Score: -3

4:02pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

stevewhipp wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen
****, TMT that's the first sensible thing I've seen you post.
TurfMoorTom has been forced to wind his neck in now that his pride and joy have surrendered at home to the Clarets.
[quote][p][bold]stevewhipp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen[/p][/quote]****, TMT that's the first sensible thing I've seen you post.[/p][/quote]TurfMoorTom has been forced to wind his neck in now that his pride and joy have surrendered at home to the Clarets. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 4

5:18pm Thu 13 Mar 14

no ney never says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen
Load of rubbish. Sean Dyche deserves all the plaudits. He strengthened the squad with Jones, arfield, Heaton and more recently, Barnes. Three of them feature regularly and have played an immense role in our successes to date.
He has overseen a record breaking season so far. His re - organisation and strengthening of the structure of the 'backroom' to support the players totally professional. He has implemented a framework for playing the game which is consistent throughout all levels of development at the club.
SD's work on keeping the clarets in the top 3 all season is equalled by the amount of work he's put in to the club's structure.
I won't be taken in by this under hand post by a sad bstd.
Sean Dyche is the best manager in English football.
☆VDT ☆
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen[/p][/quote]Load of rubbish. Sean Dyche deserves all the plaudits. He strengthened the squad with Jones, arfield, Heaton and more recently, Barnes. Three of them feature regularly and have played an immense role in our successes to date. He has overseen a record breaking season so far. His re - organisation and strengthening of the structure of the 'backroom' to support the players totally professional. He has implemented a framework for playing the game which is consistent throughout all levels of development at the club. SD's work on keeping the clarets in the top 3 all season is equalled by the amount of work he's put in to the club's structure. I won't be taken in by this under hand post by a sad bstd. Sean Dyche is the best manager in English football. ☆VDT ☆ no ney never
  • Score: 9

5:27pm Thu 13 Mar 14

tall in the saddle says...

stevewhipp wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen
****, TMT that's the first sensible thing I've seen you post.
No it isn’t hes hoping for more injuries and bad luck on Burnley. He should concentrate on trying to lift the demoralized Rovers payers. They were obviously mentally ‘ crushed’ after Sundays defeat and will it will take all of Boywers skills (?) to lift them. He needs to deliver an empahtic pre-match ‘Rooster Booster’ for Huddersfield.
[quote][p][bold]stevewhipp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen[/p][/quote]****, TMT that's the first sensible thing I've seen you post.[/p][/quote]No it isn’t hes hoping for more injuries and bad luck on Burnley. He should concentrate on trying to lift the demoralized Rovers payers. They were obviously mentally ‘ crushed’ after Sundays defeat and will it will take all of Boywers skills (?) to lift them. He needs to deliver an empahtic pre-match ‘Rooster Booster’ for Huddersfield. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 1

5:32pm Thu 13 Mar 14

no ney never says...

Nor do I agree with, unlike some clarets on here (shamefully), that we will go on a run of bad form or bad luck sooner or later.
Your consistency this season is matched only by that of the mighty clarets residency at the top of this league.
☆VDT ☆
Nor do I agree with, unlike some clarets on here (shamefully), that we will go on a run of bad form or bad luck sooner or later. Your consistency this season is matched only by that of the mighty clarets residency at the top of this league. ☆VDT ☆ no ney never
  • Score: 5

6:38pm Thu 13 Mar 14

stevewhipp says...

no ney never wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen
Load of rubbish. Sean Dyche deserves all the plaudits. He strengthened the squad with Jones, arfield, Heaton and more recently, Barnes. Three of them feature regularly and have played an immense role in our successes to date.
He has overseen a record breaking season so far. His re - organisation and strengthening of the structure of the 'backroom' to support the players totally professional. He has implemented a framework for playing the game which is consistent throughout all levels of development at the club.
SD's work on keeping the clarets in the top 3 all season is equalled by the amount of work he's put in to the club's structure.
I won't be taken in by this under hand post by a sad bstd.
Sean Dyche is the best manager in English football.
☆VDT ☆
I stand corrected. It's just the pessimist in me!

UTC!!!
[quote][p][bold]no ney never[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Just as managers get sacked too quickly, they get plaudits to quickly. Similar things were once said about Coyle. Dyche inherited this squad though granted he's organized and motivated them. You really need to judge him after a run of bad form or bad luck which sooner or later will happen[/p][/quote]Load of rubbish. Sean Dyche deserves all the plaudits. He strengthened the squad with Jones, arfield, Heaton and more recently, Barnes. Three of them feature regularly and have played an immense role in our successes to date. He has overseen a record breaking season so far. His re - organisation and strengthening of the structure of the 'backroom' to support the players totally professional. He has implemented a framework for playing the game which is consistent throughout all levels of development at the club. SD's work on keeping the clarets in the top 3 all season is equalled by the amount of work he's put in to the club's structure. I won't be taken in by this under hand post by a sad bstd. Sean Dyche is the best manager in English football. ☆VDT ☆[/p][/quote]I stand corrected. It's just the pessimist in me! UTC!!! stevewhipp
  • Score: 3

8:57pm Thu 13 Mar 14

no ney never says...

More like its just the pss taker in you!
☆VDT ☆
More like its just the pss taker in you! ☆VDT ☆ no ney never
  • Score: -3

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