Simon Jordan has urged Tottenham to make a move for Sean Dyche, insisting that the Burnley boss has done his dues to be considered for a top job.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold revealed this week that Spurs have now settled on a shortlist of candidates to replace Jose Mourinho and are set to hold talks with the managers they have identified.
Gold also revealed that Brendan Rodgers, Roberto Martinez, Graham Potter and Scott Parker are coaches that the North London club have their eye on.
One person who was not mentioned as a target for Spurs was Dyche, despite the fact that Burnley currently sit above both Potter’s Brighton and Parker’s Fulham, whose relegations have now been confirmed.
Dyche has consistently managed to outperform expectations at Turf Moor and has helped the Clarets become an established Premier League side with minimal resources.
Jordan believes that the only reason the 49-year-old is not getting linked with big jobs is that he is unfashionable.
The former Crystal Palace owner told talkSPORT (as relayed by HITC): “Why wouldn’t Sean Dyche be an opportunity for Tottenham to take a manager that has earned his corn, plied his trade, got his stripes, and for whatever reason because he speaks in a gravelly voice, so he is a bit earthy, and he is a bit of a send-up merchant with the media at times he doesn’t get a look-in.”
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Dyche has done an excellent job at Turf Moor and is arguably the main reason why Burnley have been able to establish themselves as a Premier League club. However, the demands at a top club are completely different to what they are at Burnley.
The 49-year-old’s style of play and methods might be ideal to get a team to the 40-55 point park but might not be the ideal approach for teams who are aiming for 65-85 points.
The opposite could be true of someone like Potter, whose style of play could yield far better results with players of a higher technical calibre.
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