Burnley face nightmare scenario this summer

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Burnley continue to punch above their weight.

The Clarets are currently 12th in the Premier League, 12 points clear of AFC Bournemouth in the relegation zone.

They are almost certain to remain in the top-flight this term, given that they are just one point off Arsenal in 11th and just six behind seventh-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

However, they seem to be at something of an impasse when it comes to their staffing situation.

And The Daily Mail claims that manager Sean Dyche could well look to move on in the summer.

Dyche has spent the past eight years at Turf Moor, taking them from the Championship, to the Premier League, back down, and back up again; they have been in the top-flight since 2016/17.
In 2017/18, they recorded a seventh-placed finish.

But Dyche is now said to be expressing doubts over his own future; the Mail claims that he has grown frustrated over a failure to tie first-team players down to new contracts, while also learning that there is precious little money to spend this summer.

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The report says that Burnley’s players are aware of how Dyche feels and he could subsequently move on, despite having two years left on his current contract.

Both AFC Bournemouth and Aston Villa are said to hold an interest, while Crystal Palace and West Ham United have expressed interest in the past.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

Burnley will sink like a stone without Dyche.

He has worked absolute miracles at the club, even taking them to a European finish, while they have also been operating well under their transfer budget.

Per Transfermarkt, they spent £12.2 million last summer and received £17.4m, giving them a net spend of negative £5.2m.

To then be clear of relegation after 30 games, just one point off the 40 mark, is absolutely exceptional.

Dyche is an underrated figure who would surely be in demand if he departed and it feels as though he is the man holding everything together.

If he were to depart, there is every chance that Burnley will drop down the leagues; they should pull out all the stops to keep him around.

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