A new report has claimed that Sean Dyche is extremely keen to leave Burnley and put down fresh roots at Crystal Palace following the departure of former boss Sam Allardyce at the end of last season.
Having tried and failed to lure Marco Silva to SE25 last week, Steve Parish and his American counterparts have now decided to take a more forensic approach to their deliberations over who should next occupy the Selhurst Park hotseat, with Dyche seemingly straining at the leash to be given an opportunity.
After taking up the reins at Turf Moor in 2012, the gravel-throated gaffer has enjoyed two separate stints in the top flight with the Clarets, the most recent of which has seen him secure their status in the division for a second year having pieced together a truly formidable home record throughout the 2016-17 campaign.
Whilst the “Ginger Mourinho” is regularly applauded for his loyalty to his current employers, you could hardly blame him for being curious about a potential new adventure following five years at the helm in Lancashire.
As HLTCO reported this morning, former Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino is also thought to be on Steve Parish’s short-list for the job too, with the above report also shedding some light on the Argentine’s potential movements in the immediate future, but with such strong comments emerging over Dyche’s wish to move south, we could be seeing a conclusion to the latest Crystal Palace managerial saga sooner than many had anticipated.
Admittedly, Sean may not exactly be the most glamorous of options upon first viewing but I for one am warming to the idea more and more as time goes by. He’s certainly a manager who appears well suited to the squad we currently have whilst also relishing the chance to work with a higher calibre of player than he’s been used to whilst in charge of Burnley.