Burnley manager Sean Dyche should be considered for the Newcastle United job after the prospective takeover in the northeast is completed if Steve Bruce is not given a chance to prove himself, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider.
Speaking to Sky Sports last week, Bruce suggested that he could compete with the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp if given financial backing by the Saudi-led consortium. However, the outlet understands that if the proposed takeover goes through at St. James’ Park, then the new owners will look to appoint a ‘world-beater’ manager and a director of football at the Tyneside club.
Forbes magazine has previously claimed that the £300m takeover of the Magpies has been approved by the Premier League.
When asked by Football Insider if he believed that Bruce could compete with the top flight’s best managers, Robinson said:
“I do not see why he should not have the opportunity.
“Managers get pigeon-holed sometimes – the likes of Steve Bruce, Sam Allardyce and Sean Dyche.
“I would love to see these managers given an opportunity and a budget with the players that other so-called “top managers” get.
“Dyche has done an outstanding job at Burnley. He never gets mentioned for top jobs because he is not fashionable – but why not?
“They know how to get results and I would love to see them given the opportunity to adapt and experiment with their managerial style.”
Indeed, Dyche has led Burnley to 10th in England’s highest division so far this season on 39 points, closer to the Champions League spots then they are to the relegation zone. In 32 games in charge in all competitions so far this campaign, his Clarets side have won 12 of those, drawing six and losing 14, scoring 40 goals and conceding 47, according to Transfermarkt.
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However, the highest transfer fee that he has ever paid for a player is the £15m splashed out on Middlesbrough’s central defender Ben Gibson, and the would-be owners may be looking at spending larger fees on players perhaps further up the pitch to make the Toon a real force.
Nevertheless, former Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Robinson seems justified in making the case for Dyche, who took Burnley to Europe two years ago.
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