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Sean Dyche Reveals Why He Doesn't Want The England Job, And He's Dead Right

Sean Dyche Reveals Why He Doesn't Want The England Job, And He's Dead Right
By Mikey Traynor
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When the FA confirmed this week that Gareth Southgate would be England's permanent manager going forward, the news was met with apathy from many England fans, and amusement by those who don't want to see the team succeed.

Although Southgate did a respectable job in the interim following the removal of Sam Allardyce from the position, it's hard to avoid the thought that there was simply nobody else to consider.

And that itself seemed strange for some, considering the Premier League has a number of promising English managers in the likes of Eddie Howe and Sean Dyche doing very well for their clubs, but it quickly became clear that any speculation was unfounded as neither man was interested in the job.

For Dyche, who was talking to Trevor Sinclair on BBC's Premier League Show, he was never in the running and he outlined his reasons as to why.

The biggest thing, that people forget.. I have a life, and it's important to me.

My children, my wife, they're really important to me. That job effects everything.

This [Burnley] job does somewhat, but the England job effects their whole lives and I'm not putting their life at risk, they're still little kids.

Even if it came my way, it'd be hard, but it would be a no from me.


He is dead right. The England job brings with it the inevitability that your private life will be essentially compromised, and that everything you or your family do will be under the microscope.


Funnily enough, it's the British tabloid media who seem most upset about the appointment of Southgate, and yet it is their treatment of former managers that is turning potential candidates off the job.

Dyche also said that he believes he is not ready in just his sixth year of management, and that someone who takes the position should have experienced different clubs and levels of football, which is a good point, but clearly the FA don't feel the same way having given Gareth Southgate their backing.

It could turn out to be a good decision, and if anything it may reign in the expectations that somehow always manage to soar ahead of a major competition, but we'll just have to see how it plays out.

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