Crystal Palace podcaster Dan Cook has speculated over the future of current Burnley boss Sean Dyche, suggesting that the silence around his contract extension at Turf Moor could point towards a slight possibility he becomes the Eagles’ new manager.
Palace are still yet to appoint Roy Hodgson’s successor at Selhurst Park after talks with former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo broke down last week. Speculation had linked them with a whole host of managers, including Frank Lampard, Steve Cooper and Dyche himself.
It was rumoured in recent weeks that Dyche was close to signing a contract extension with the Clarets, meaning that Palace would have had to continue to look elsewhere in order to find a new manager ahead of next season.
However, speaking on the HLTCO podcast, Cook had some of his own speculation regarding Palace’s pursuit of Dyche:
“You do feel, given the amount of time that Sean Dyche has spent at Burnley leading up to this, if we are going to make a move for him, he would far rather have 3 to 3.5 weeks to really sort himself out and make sure that he’s prepared for the role at hand.
“And as I say, there’s no insider information from me here, it’s just a hunch of mine, that the silence suggests that Sean Dyche may well be on the cards for us.”
TIF Thoughts on Sean Dyche potentially moving to Crystal Palace…
If Dyche does complete a move to south London in the coming weeks it could well be a very, very shrewd appointment from Steve Parish and co, purely considering Dyche’s proven track record in the Premier League on such minimal expenditure.
Having taken Burnley back up to the Premier League following their relegation in 2015, Burnley have been ever-presents in the top flight since and have shown no signs of that changing in recent years after another season which saw them finish 11 points clear of the drop, albeit whilst ending fourth from bottom.
With numerous players out of contract this summer, combined with the financial effects of the pandemic, Dyche could be a fantastic candidate for the role as Crystal Palace look to build on the foundations set by Hodgson and retain their Premier League status for another season.