Former Celtic player Chris Sutton has claimed that Burnley manager Sean Dyche has earned the right to make the step up and manage the Scottish giants.
Following the resignation of Neil Lennon a few weeks ago, talk has been rampant about who could possibly become the new manager at Celtic Park, with a whole host of names linked with becoming the person responsible to take Celtic back to prominence after the season they’ve had.
And speaking on the Record Celtic podcast, Sutton claimed that the work 49-year-old Dyche has done at Turf Moor more than proves that he is ready to make the move to Celtic and could be the man to get them back on the right track provided he was given the right support.
“I do think that Sean Dyche really deserves to be given an opportunity – and I’m not saying Burnley is not a big club – but at a bigger club than Burnley, and it’s whether he’s had enough of the Burnley project.
“He has worked wonders at Burnley on a small budget. He needs, eventually, to be given an opportunity at a bigger club, and he’s not a dafty, Sean Dyche, he’ll understand about brands of football and whatever, but give him the correct tools, then I’m sure he would do really well at Celtic.”
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Sutton raises an interesting point there when it comes to Dyche about whether or not he is tired of the Burnley project and wants to move on. That is probably going to be the biggest factor in whether or not he could be tempted.
New chairman Alan Pace said back in January that he has ‘a job for life’ at the club, so whilst Celtic might look enticing, the chances of him moving up north may hinge on whether or not they can offer him precisely what he wants in order to convince him to move from a team that he has more or less built on his own since taking over in 2012.
So if Celtic were to chase after him, they may have to pull out all the stops to lure him over the border.