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Quality Not Quantity In Manager Search

15 October 2012

Hoos: Football philosophy the key to next appointment

Chief Executive Lee Hoos insists age will be no barrier in the Clarets’ search for a new manager.

Burnley went with youth when appointing Eddie Howe at the age of 33 as their last boss.

Howe’s return to Bournemouth means the Clarets are now looking for a successor and Hoos confirmed that football philosophy rather than a number on a birth certificate will be the main criteria in recruiting the new boss.

“I don’t think age has anything to do with it. I think it’s about quality and football philosophy,” said Hoos (above).

“We have assembled a squad that plays football and is designed to play football in a particular way and we need to kick on with that.

“Of course we were all disappointed to see Eddie go, but we have to use this as an opportunity to try to get back going again and I think there are a lot of good managerial candidates out there.

“We have to use this to as much advantage as we possibly can and make sure we get the right guy in.

“There are so many good choices out there, so that will probably be the most difficult part.”

Hoos confirmed that moves have already started to identify the best man to take over from Howe, who returned to Dean Court for family reasons after 21 months in charge at Turf Moor.

“We got stuck in straight away,” he added.

“We have not wasted time over the weekend.

“It’s more important to get the right person than have an artificial date. We are not going to say we have to have someone in by the Blackpool game, or by the Bristol City game.

“It’s much more important that we get the right person for the job.”

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