Sean Dyche has labelled Sunday’s magnificent win over local rivals Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park as the best moment of his managerial career.
Second-half goals from Jason Shackell and Danny Ings completed a remarkable comeback in front of a Clarets-packed Darwen End to give Burnley their first victory in the East Lancashire derby in nearly 35 years.
Coincidentally, the win was also Dyche’s career 50th as first-team manager.
And while dedicating the victory to the supporters, including the club’s board members, he also recognised its personal significance.
The Clarets boss said: “It’s my best individual moment, because it means so much.
“There was a pressure-cooker atmosphere. There was that demand: can we do it or are the stats going to go back in their favour?
“I’m pleased they didn’t!
“That’s a magnificent win for what it means to the fans, the people of Burnley. They have been first class.
“I demonstrated it quite clearly to the fans. They pay their hard-earney money and this means a lot. What we’re doing is we come and go hard for them.
“But I must also mention the board. They have all supported the club for many years since they were boys and it’s one for them, too.”
Read more from the gaffer on the website this afternoon as he delivers his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Birmingham City.