Aston Villa and Crystal Palace Ready to Jump at Any Chance of Stealing Sean Dyche

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have been named among the clubs keeping an eye on Sean Dyche's situation at Burnley, ready to swoop in and steal away the human slab of granite if he's willing to leave Lancashire. 

Recent reports have hinted at a lack of funds at Turf Moor, and other Premier League teams are testing the waters to see if the 48-year-old feels he's achieved as much as he can with Burnley. 

Sean Dyche

​​The Sun report that ​Aston Villa would only be a viable option if the club manages to stave off relegation. ​Crystal Palace, on the other hand, are thinking more long term as they begin to look for a successor for the 72-year-old Roy Hodgson.

This report comes in contrast to the ​Burnley manager's most recent messages to the press, when Dyche spoke emphatically about staying focused for the eventual return of the ​Premier League. 

"We’ve told players to make sure mentally you’re staying locked in, make sure your prime thought, other than health, is that we’re going to come back.

"We want them to stay engaged with it because when it comes around the likelihood is there will only be a short ‘pre-season’ to get ready and we want to be mentally ready. It might be a different season, behind-closed-doors and stuff but it will still be a real season. It means a lot so therefore we have to be ready to take it."

Sean Dyche has been manager of ​Burnley since 2012, where he's managed the Lancashire club to two promotions.

Sean Dyche

With the ​Premier League's twelfth highest wage bill, Burnley constantly confound expectations – reaching the Europa League with a seventh placed finish in 2017/18 – but some parts of the media have questioned whether he's reached his ceiling with the side.

Dyche signed a four-year extension in 2018, so any club wishing to acquire his services will be looking at paying a substantial amount of compensation. 

Source : 90min