Sean Dyche is one of the more likeable managers in the Premier League. Behind his gravelling voice and penchant for worm guzzling, the Burnley boss has cultivated a reputation as an astute tactician as well as a gentleman, as he chases European football with the Lancashire side.
Now it also appears he also has a massive passion for music, as he revealed to ESPN UK in a recent interview:
I had two older brothers. I grew up in the late seventies. The early music I heard was Top of the Pops. But in bedrooms, around the house with my brother playing the Sex Pistols, Sham 69 and the Ham and all these groups then going into that sort of mod turnover scene and then going into the New Romantics scene the coming of age myself in the mid-eighties and into the noughties, it was changing.
I remember all the magic markers of the first time I heard the Stone Roses and that Madchester vibe, the Verve and all these groups coming up. Then building from that you're getting into the rave scene as well. That was a big era for me because I was 17, 18, 19 around that period. So that was important, musically.
There you have it. Sean Dyche erstwhile raver, don't judge a book by its cover etc. etc. But Dyche's love of music doesn't stop with the oldies, and he stated that he's always had an open mind to different genres of music saying he was never 'trend-specific on bands':
More recently, a lot of Kasabian and stuff like that. Lately, I've seen Green Day, I thought they were amazing in concert. I saw Metallica, I'm not a major Metallica fan, but I like music enough to get invited and went. I've seen Jay-Z and Kanye West.
Dyche also revealed that he had seen Oasis in their seminal gig in Knebworth park and told ESPN that his dream concert would be to go to Glastonbury.
“The rave scene was a big era for me.” ??
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) April 19, 2018
So we now know that Jurgen Klopp likes heavy metal, Arsene Wenger likes classical and Sean Dyche will pretty much listen to anything.