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Dyche: 'My Five Years'

Boss Sean Dyche reflects on five years of progress at Turf Moor

28 October 2017

Sean Dyche celebrates five years as Burnley manager next Monday.

His reign at Turf Moor has brought a remarkable period of sustained success.

Watch his detailed assessment of his time as Clarets’ boss in a near 30-minute free video above.

Dyche picks out the key moments and highlights of his time in charge, which has brought two promotions to the Premier League and back-to-back top-flight campaigns at Turf Moor for the first time since the mid-1970s.

His anniversary coincides with the visit of Newcastle United and as part of his media briefings before the game, Dyche admitted the level of achievements during that five years has been a surprise even to himself.   

Dyche – who took over when the Clarets were 14th in the Championship and financially starting to feel the pinch – said: “When I got here it was more a case of a club coming back into control financially after two or three seasons before in the Premier League and then coming out of that.

“There was a lot of trimming to be done and a lot of re-organising.

“I thought there was some good work when I first got here in other departments, with the sports science side of things, the analysis side of things, strength and conditioning, some of the planning for games that me and my staff put in.

“You get the first promotion against all odds really, after a fine season and a group of players who were amazing for us.

“And then all of a sudden it’s a different world. We’re in the Premier League, a big challenge first time round, re-organise the club off the pitch, while trying to have a go at it.

“And then to come down and go back up again is a marvellous achievement. And to do it in the fashion we did – 23 games unbeaten to take the title – is something I will reflect on in many years to come, without a shadow of a doubt.

“And then to continue the journey from there really. So, yes it has surprised me.

“I thought we could plan and move it forwards, but probably not so quickly to the level it’s got and everything that has brought. So, I’m really, really happy with the overall five years.”


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