Crystal Palace podcaster Dan Cook has made a bold claim about the future of reported Eagles target and current Burnley boss Sean Dyche, as he believes the Clarets’ boss is yet to sign a contract extension at Turf Moor.
Dyche has been one of a number of names linked with a move to Selhurst Park in order to be appointed as Roy Hodgson’s successor. However, reports in recent weeks had suggested that Dyche was close to signing a new deal with his current employers, a deal that would all but scupper any hopes Palace had of appointing the 49-year-old.
However, Cook has hailed Dyche as the “outstanding candidate” as he stated his belief that Dyche hasn’t officially signed new terms with Burnley, meaning that Palace could still have some time to persuade him to leave his role up in Lancashire.
“Sean Dyche, to me, continues to be the outstanding candidate given the work that he’s done at Burnley.
“I’m still led to believe that he hasn’t actually put pen to paper on that new contract with the Clarets. He has seemingly agreed everything and it’s all informally done, but there is probably a reason – and I’m sort of hoping here, rather than saying it with any conviction – that he hasn’t put pen to paper on that deal.
“Ideally, we will have got into his head and spoke to him and tried to convince him that we are the place for him to come and manage.”
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However, some feel that Dyche could have reached the end of his cycle at Burnley and therefore a move to a new club, like Crystal Palace, could help Dyche take the next step as he looks to cement his position as one of the Premier League’s steadiest managers.
With all of Dyche’s fantastic work at Burnley, like taking them into Europe, there is no wonder Cook has labelled him as the “outstanding candidate”.