Chairman Want Dyche to Bring Back The Buzz
Chairmen Mike Garlick and John Banaszkiewicz today backed new manager Sean Dyche to deliver results.
Dyche was presented to the media on Thursday after being selected following a lengthy and structured process to appoint Eddie Howe’s successor.
And the joint-Chairmen insisted the new man at the helm will justify their faith in his ability.
Mr Garlick said: “We really did our homework and saw some good potential managers.
“But we thing we have got the right one and we think it is an extremely ambitious appointment.
“We have chosen someone who we believe is the most ambitious candidate out of all those we saw.
“We interviewed thoroughly and the qualities we were looking for were a winner, someone who is hungry, ambitious, organised and talented.
“I think in Sean we have got someone who has all those qualities.
“We have to see this as an opportunity and Sean is a strong character and natural leader.”
Dyche’s appointment follows in a similar vein to the current trend of employing younger managers, exemplified in the past week by both Bolton Wanderers’ and Blackburn Rovers turning to Dougie Freedman and Henning Berg respectively.
And the new Clarets chief, 41, is especially keen to build strong community roots, in addition to turning around the team’s fortunes.
Mr Garlick added: “Young hungry managers is definitely the way forward and also, with Sean we picked up that Watford, not unlike Burnley, is a community club like ours with strong roots.
“One of Sean’s first questions was ‘how do the players get out there and interact with the community to draw people back here?’
“I think we need someone with those qualities and that vision to get the buzz back.”
Dyche, who had linked up with the England U21 set-up following his departure from Watford last summer in the wake of a club takeover, added: “There will be a culture change here, which we will introduce gradually to move the club forward.
“The ambition is certainly to look upwards. I am a believer in playing to win and a winning mentality is something I will be instilling into the players.
“They all have it and we will be reaffirming it.
“But there are plenty of other processes I want to put into place, both on and off the pitch to help the club and the business in general.
“We are ready to rebuild and challenge again. That’s what I want to bring to the club. I am not one to worry too much about the past.
“It’s about achieving and how we move forward. That’s key for me and that means becoming more consistent and ultra-competitive.”
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