Crystal Palace podcaster Dan Cook has claimed that he would be happy to see Sean Dyche appointed as Roy Hodgson’s successor at Selhurst Park, despite the Burnley manager not playing the most attractive style of football.
Dyche had been linked with the vacancy at Crystal Palace in recent weeks, but as Palace looked to be edging closer to appointing Nuno Espirito Santo, before talks between the two parties broke down, it looked like Dyche himself would be signing an extension to his current deal at Turf Moor.
However, with Palace still on the lookout for a successor for Hodgson, Cook has claimed he would be happy to see Dyche take over the hot seat in SE25.
Speaking on the HLTCO podcast, Cook had this to say on the potential appointment of Dyche:
“I believe he’s built something lasting there. They certainly love him as a fanbase, regardless of the fact that he gets somewhat pigeonholed tactically by fans of clubs further up the footballing food chain, he is seen as someone that is, you know, safety first. It’s all very much old-school, big frontmen, long balls, etc.
“But I personally feel as though for all of the candidates out there who may not be the glitziest and the most glamorous, but he would be the one for me that would be the closest to a guarantee of retaining our Premier League status for another year as we make the adjustment from Roy Hodgson.
“And also, without wanting to sound too defeatist about this, I am wary of the fact that any coach really, other than Sean Dyche, in the mix here would be seen as someone that would potentially look at Crystal Palace as a stepping-stone, even from Steve Cooper’s perspective.”
TIF Thoughts on Sean Dyche potentially moving to Crystal Palace…
Cook makes a credible point, given that Dyche has been able to keep a team like Burnley in the Premier League for five consecutive seasons now, it’s surprising that he hasn’t been more frequently linked with a move away from Turf Moor. Maybe that comes because of the narrative that is attached to Dyche’s style of play.
However, given what Dyche has been able to achieve on minimal funds at Burnley, Dyche could be the perfect option to build on the foundations that Hodgson left at Selhurst Park.