Burnley set shining example to relegated cubs

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Burnley won promotion to the Premier League on Bank Holiday Monday and they are a club who present a sterling example to other Championship clubs how to go about reaching the promise land.

Sean Dyche’s men narrowly defeated QPR on Bank Holiday Monday and Brighton’s slip-up earlier in the day meant it was enough to bag a promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

The Clarets did what few others can achieve in bouncing straight back to the top league following relegation but unlike previous ‘yo-yo clubs’, they didn't have to do it by dropping into an overdraft.


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Burnley do possess a striker who cost them somewhere in the region of £12.5 million in the form of Andre Gray, who will take the Championship golden boot but the club still made a profit due to the departures of Danny Ings and Jason Shackell among others.

Astonishingly, despite waving goodbye to the Premier League, Burnley made a profit of more than £30 million over the course of the last year and due to the good work of manager Sean Dyche in the transfer market and the prize money involved in winning the Championship, Burnley are likely to make another profit when their accounts are next released.

The good news at Turf Moor doesn't stop there as a record-breaking television deal coming into place for next season means Burnley's well-managed finances can only improve as they attempt to survive in the Premier League again.

Burnley may have failed to survive the Premier League last season but the way they have bounced back while keeping their finances in good health is something to be admired.

Championship clubs, especially those who have come out of the Premier League in recent years, should all look to the Lancashire club as an example if they want to return to the top tier in the best of ways.

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Joey Barton
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