Dyche appointed Burnley boss

Burnley have confirmed Sean Dyche as their new manager on a

two-and-a-half year contract at Turf Moor.

Dyche fills a vacancy created when Eddie Howe left the

Championship club earlier this month to return to Bournemouth due

to family reasons.

The 41-year-old has penned a two-and-a-half year contract on his

first appointment since being controversially sacked as Watford

manager this summer, following the Pozzo family’s takeover at

Vicarage Road.

Dyche led Watford to their highest Championship finish for four

years in his first managerial appointment last term and returned to

football as part of Stuart Pearce’s England Under-21s coaching

staff for September’s Euro 2013 qualifier against Norway.

He is joined at Turf Moor by assistant Ian Woan, who also served

as his number two at Watford, and first-team coach Tony

Loughlan.

Having recorded back-to-back wins in their first two games under

caretaker boss Terry Pashley, Burnley went down 4-0 to leaders

Cardiff at the weekend and lie 14th in the table ahead of

Saturday’s clash with Wolves.