Sean Dyche is a man in Cloud nine at the moment after his Burnley team managed to secure promotion with two matches left in the season. Burnley have been involved in the promotion race throughout the campaign. However, they were looking at a play-off place at the start of the season, but brilliant management from Dyche has seen the team finish in the automatic places with two games left in the campaign. This means that the club are in a much better position to survive in the Premier League next season than they were a couple of years ago.
Back then, Owen Coyle got the club promoted through the play-offs, which meant that they were at a disadvantage when it came to acquiring transfer targets. This time around, Dyche can target players from now itself since the club will be banking on around £ 100 million next season from television money alone. A brilliant second half of the season has been the main reason behind Burnley getting promoted with games to spare. When asked about the plans for next season, Dyche refused to comment on it by choosing to celebrate the achievement now.
He says that the media are likely to write off the team’s hopes of surviving next season, but they are planning to put up a fight nonetheless.
“Before you ask me about being written off next season, can we just enjoy today? That would be brilliant. It feels marvellous. We have reached our destination at the end of an impressive journey by a group of players totally committed to standing the test of this season. It’s an incredible feeling, especially so early in my career. I’m still learning, still developing, so to guide a group to this achievement is a great feeling,” said the manager, who refused to reveal his transfer targets.