Football finance expert Kieran Maguire has recently discussed Sean Dyche’s future with Burnley following the club’s takeover.
On New Year’s Eve, it was announced that American investment group ALK Capital had completed its takeover of the Lancashire outfit (per BBC).
The takeover has seen ALK acquire an 84% stake in the Clarets and the investment group’s managing director Alan Pace has replaced Mike Garlick as chairman.
Prior to their takeover of the club, Burnley’s new owners stated their intent to support Dyche in the winter transfer window so he can bolster his playing squad.
During the latest episode of The Price of Football podcast, Maguire discussed the Clarets’ takeover and shed light on the extent of ALK’s belief in Dyche. (12:04)
He said: “I mean, Sean Dyche, within football – I do work for the LMA and other bits and bobs within football itself – he is held in huge regard.
“I don’t think he necessarily gets the credit that he deserves from football fans because [of] his accent, his buzz cut, his thickset but he’s very articulate.
“He is actually very progressive in terms of his coaching manner and style.
“I don’t think that the new owners want to upset the applecart. So, they were very keen that Sean Dyche was reassured that this takeover does not put his position into question.”
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As can be seen in what the football finance expert had to say, he believes that Dyche has the full backing of Burnley’s new owners because he is “held in huge regard”.
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Hopefully, for the Clarets, that means that there will be some incomings at Turf Moor during the January transfer window as there was little business done during the summer.
The only player to sign for the club for a fee was from Brighton & Hove Albion in the form of Dale Stephens, who arrived for a paltry £990,000 (per Transfermarkt).
So, seemingly, it is high time that some money is spent on recruiting players in the Lancashire town.