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Lee Hoos On Taking The Club Forward

12 May 2015

Lee Hoos today confirmed Burnley do not need to sell players following relegation from the Premier League.

The Clarets’ Chief Executive insists the club is in a healthy position financially and has serious ambitions to mount another assault on the top flight.

Hoos said: “We are in the fortunate position right now where we will not be forced to sell anyone for financial reasons.

“We have managed things well and the whole point of building a squad is to try to hold on to what you have and then build from there.

“I can’t predict the future and what might happen to individuals, but last time we were relegated we were forced to sell players to balance the books.

“We won’t be in that position next season and we are now in a position where we can remind the players what we are capable of and that the best way to get to the Premier League is to stick with us and help take us back there.”

Hoos, who confirmed manager Sean Dyche remains under contract, added: “There been speculation about Sean, but he is making plans for the final two games and then next season and how we take the club forward.

“The really important thing now is that if you take two steps forward and one back, you are still going forwards.

“What we need to do is make sure we don’t take two steps back. It’s important that we keep going forwards and that is about having the right investments and infrastructure and holding on

to players to grow the club and take it forward.

“It’s now about sustainability, and not just financially. When we get that chance to get back to the Premier League again, we want to make sure we are stronger for it and able to make it stick.

“The Board are very ambitious and want to take the club forward. There are a couple of clubs in the mix right now who, if they are relegated, will have to sell players in order to make up the deficit.

“Our Board have decided we don’t want to be in the position where we have to dismantle because that would be taking two steps back.”

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