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Sean Dyche Brilliantly Blames 'Gingerist' Motives For Not Being Linked With Top Jobs

Sean Dyche Brilliantly Blames 'Gingerist' Motives For Not Being Linked With Top Jobs
By Mikey Traynor

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has done a magnificent job this season with his side sitting in 15th going into the final day of the Premier League season.

Most had tipped Dyche's side for relegation, yet they were never really concerned for their Premier League status throughout the season, thanks largely to a home record that is usually seen from clubs in competition for European places.

It's clear that the gravelly-voiced gaffer is hugely popular with his players, who regularly go out and perform above themselves for him, which makes it slightly surprising that you don't hear his name mentioned whenever there is a vacancy at 'bigger' clubs.

During an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live ahead of Sunday's final round of fixtures, Dyche was asked for his opinion as to why he isn't being headhunted, and his response was fantastic.

Ah it's gingerist, isn't it?

We're oppressed, I think, you know there's only 5% of the world's population who are ginger? So it's a tough time for us gingers.

I don't think I've ever been a fashion item, I don't think I was as a player, I was a player who got the job done, and I think I'm kind of maybe thought of like that as a manager.

That's a cracking response.

There's no questioning his ability to get the most out of his players, as with no star man to rely upon for 20 goals a season (Sam Vokes is the club's top scorer with 9), he has his side well drilled and pulling for one another.

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We spoke to Stephen Ward on the Balls.ie Football Show earlier in the season, and he outlined what makes Sean Dyche such a good manaer to play under.

His record at Burnley speaks for itself. He's done an outstanding job on a very small budget, at a so-called smaller club. He's a very good tactician, he knows exactly what he wants to get out of his players and I think when you watch us play, and when we're at our best, you know that it's a Sean Dyche team from the way we play.

He's got a philosophy, and he sticks to it. We train ridiculously hard, he wants every player to be fit and strong, and be able to get around the pitch, and I feel it's a good balance that we have.

The upside of not being linked to bigger jobs is that Dyche can focus on building on a positive return to the Premier League and hope to move further up the table next season without any speculation.

Unless the players he tries to sign have a thing against gingers, of course.

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