English Premiership

Next Arsenal coach won't be English, says Dyche

2017-04-04 12:59
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Cape Town - Burnley boss Sean Dyche was recently touted as a successor to Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, but doubts that any Englishman will get the job.

The Gunners are expected to part ways with their long-time manager at the end of the season, and Paul Merson said on Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday that Dyche would be a good contender for the role.

However, Dyche is not convinced that he or any other domestic coaches will be considered for the post, as all the top Premier League clubs are recruiting from abroad.

"I think it's highly unlikely that English managers are getting massive jobs in the Premier League, at the moment," he said ahead of Tuesday's clash with Stoke City.

"Maybe over time the feeling about football changes. I just don't think English managers have still got the kudos of some of their foreign counterparts.

"I think for Arsenal I need some more experience, more depth to my experience, more growth as a manager and I think it's fair to say that we're working hard at what we do here."

The top seven teams in the league all have foreign managers, with Tony Pulis' eight-placed West Brom the best-performing club coached by a Brit.

Dyche shrugged that statistic off as just the "nature of the market" and insisted that there are "some really good British managers out there".

He added: "Tony [Pulis] is well versed in what's going on. Alan Pardew was spoken about as the England manager.

"There's [Crystal Palace manager] Sam Allardyce, of course, Eddie Howe is doing a fantastic job down at Bournemouth.

"I just don't think they're thought of in the same way sometimes as what their foreign counterparts are. There's no angle in that, I just think it's the reality of where it's at."

Meanwhile Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has ruled out a return to the Premier League amid rumours he could replace Wenger at Arsenal during the off-season.

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