Date: 8th December 2020 at 5:45pm
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Derby County fan and podcaster Tom Martin appeared on the latest edition of Rams-focused podcast Steve Bloomer’s Washing and spent some time talking about the possibility of Burnley manager Sean Dyche moving to Pride Park during the show. 

Wayne Rooney is currently in charge of the East Midlands club in a caretaker role, with Derby yet to officially appoint a permanent successor to Phillip Cocu, who was sacked last month

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As explained by Martin on this recent edition of the podcast, The Sun’s Alan Nixon recently took to Twitter to declare that Dyche’s name ‘has been mentioned’ in recent days as a potential successor to Cocu at Pride Park, and on that topic, here is what Martin had to say about the possibility of the Burnley boss taking the reins at Derby:

“The Sun’s Alan Nixon has been talking about Sean Dyche, which is an outrageous link, and supposedly, it’s not coming from Dyche’s side – Derby maybe have made an approach. 

“How true it is, I don’t know, it’s just doing the rounds with Alan Nixon. That would be a great appointment, but I really don’t see it happening, that being said.”

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TIF Thoughts on the possibility of Dyche taking charge of the Rams…

Dyche has been in charge of Burnley since October 2012 and helped the Clarets to earn promotion to England’s top flight twice during that time, most recently in the 2015/16 campaign when Burnley won the Championship –  keeping them in England’s top tier ever since. 

As a result, while reports have been claiming that everything is far from rosy at Burnley for Dyche at present, it may be fair to say that the Premier League manager is unlikely to take the Derby manager’s position, with the East Midlands club currently sitting second from bottom in the second tier, if he were to depart from Turf Moor.

Therefore, perhaps Dyche is a fairly unrealistic candidate for the Derby job, especially with his current Burnley deal set to keep him at the club until the end of June 2022, and Rams fans shouldn’t read too much into Nixon’s claim that his name ‘has been mentioned’ as a potential contender for the position.