IN PRO­FILE

Fo­cus on Burn­ley man­ager Sean Dy­che

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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.

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