Date: 24th March 2021 at 7:15pm
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journalist Dean Jones has featured on the episode of Touchline Talk to discuss potential incomings and outgoings in the Premier League.

Newcastle United were one of the topics of discussion following their 3-0 defeat to fellow relegation battlers Brighton & Hove , which saw the Magpies fail to extend their two-point gap on 18th-placed Fulham.

Jones and Peter O’Rourke were discussing potential new managers for the Toon Army with pressure from the supporters building up on Steve Bruce.

Seach Dyche was one the names mentioned by Jones, with the journalist believing the Burnley manager would be interested in the job on Tyneside if it became an option.

He said: “You look at the options, though, of where they might go after this. I think Sean Dyche would be interested in it if it opened up. I think that this might be a time when Dyche is starting to look for a possible new path.

“I’m not saying he would definitely leave Burnley, but I think a project like that he would potentially be interested in, and Chris Wilder is obviously available now, and I think he would have his name in there as well with a shout.

“So those are the kind of places I think you’ll be looking. Are they going to excite Newcastle fans? I don’t know. But Sean Dyche might be a good fit for a club like Newcastle if that’s the kind of path they want to go down.”


Dyche’s Burnley currently sit just five points clear of Newcastle, however, the 49-year-old has recently been linked with the vacant managerial role up at Celtic.

TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…

Mike Ashley has publicly backed Steve Bruce after the defeat to Brighton on the weekend so it would not seem Bruce’s position is under immediate threat despite their current position in the league. Burnley only sit two positions above Newcastle currently, which could concern some of the United fans given Dyche’s side are well within the themselves. However, judging by the fan protests to sack Bruce, it is clear they want a change.