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Five contenders to replace Sean Dyche at Burnley


After nearly 10 years at the club, Sean Dyche has left Burnley with eight games of the Premier League season left to play.

With the Clarets currently sitting 18th in the Premier League and four points from safety, it seems likely the Lancashire outfit will have to appoint a new boss as soon as possible if they are to stand any chance of beating the drop.

101 have taken a look at the current favourites for the job below.

Sam Allardyce

Club: None

Odds: 9/4

The current favourite for the job is Sam Allardyce.

Given the fairly low standing of Burnley, they are unlikely to be able to attract too many top names.

However, with just eight games left to play and a four-point deficit to be overturned, the man you probably want to call is Sam Allardyce.

Allardyce is a relegation specialist and has only ever been relegated from the Premier League once in his career – at the end of 2020/21 with West Brom.

Michael Duff

Club: Cheltenham Town

Odds: 7/1

The next favourite to take the job is Michael Duff. Duff is a former Burnley player, notching 342 appearances between 2004 and 2016 for the Clarets.

Duff has since taken charge of Cheltenham Town and secured them promotion to League One for the first time in their history last season.

How quickly he could adapt to the Premier League remains to be seen.

Nuno Espirito Santo

Club: None

Odds: 8/1

Currently on the same odds as Duff, Nuno Espirito Santo is likely to be a better choice than the former Burnley star.

Granted, Nuno’s stint at Tottenham earlier this campaign was a disaster, but the Portuguese has experience in the Premier League, and in the Championship. He won promotion with Wolves in 2017/18.

Daniel Farke

Club: Left Krasnodar during current season

Odds: 22/1

Farke was in charge of Russian side Krasnodar, but he left the club on March 2nd due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Farke could be a decent appointment for Burnley if they do go down as the German has won promotion from the Championship twice.

He is also a much more attack-minded manager than Dyche, so could be a good pickup if Burnley are looking to change their style of play.

However, Farke’s record in the Premier League is pretty woeful and it is hard to see him keeping Burnley up should he take the job.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Club: None

Odds: 25/1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been out of work since he was sacked by Manchester United earlier this year.

And whilst he did have some success with United, the Norwegian does not have a great record when fighting relegation.

Solskjaer took charge of Cardiff in 2014 and led them to relegation that same season, earning just 30 points from 38 games.

The former Manchester United man also doesn’t have a great record in the Championship, being sacked by Cardiff early in the 2015/16 campaign after a poor start.


Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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