Focus on Burnley manager Sean Dyche
Born: Kettering, 1971 (Age 42) Playing career: A youth player at Nottingham Forest, Dyche never broke into the and first team left to join Fourth Division Chesterfield 1990. A in skilful centre-half, he went on to make more than 250 appearances for the Spir eites, captaining them to victory in the 1995 play-offs and to the semi-finals of the 1996- Cup, 97 F A where they lost to Middlesbrough replay. in a Joined Bristol City that summer and helped themwin promotion to Division After One. a loan spell at Luton, Dyche moved Millwall to in 1999, playing 63 times and winning promotion to Division One before signing for Watford in 2002. After three years at Vicarage Road, Dyche joined Northampton, where he won the fourth and final promotion of his career, from League Two in 2006. Managerial career: Released by Northampton at the end of the 2007 Dyche season, retired from playing and rejoined Watford as U18 coach.
Promoted to assistant when Malky Mackay became manager 2009, in July he spent two years helping to stabilise the club.
When Mackay left to join Car diff in 2011, he attempted to take Dyche with him but Watford’s board responded by Dyche offering the manager’s job. He took it and first season in his led the Hornets to mid- table security. Dismissed after a takeover owners, by new he spent time working with Stuart Pearce – an old friend from Forest – at the England U21s before joining Burnley October in sea-sonin 2012. Finished 11th in his first charge.