Sean Dyche: Burnley boss signs contract extension

Sean Dyche
Sean Dyche is the 11th longest serving manager in English football

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has signed a contract extension with his side currently third in the Championship.

Dyche, 44, took over from Eddie Howe in charge of the Clarets in October 2012 and guided them to the Premier League in his first full season in charge.

However, the former Watford boss saw his side relegated from the top flight after only one season.

The length of his deal has not been disclosed, but has been described as a "new and improved contract".

He told the club's website: "We have been building something here for the last three-and-a-half years and there have been lots of good times and lots of changes.

"We want more good times here and I want to be a part of that."

Dyche was linked with Sunderland and Aston Villa after they sacked their managers earlier this season, but will now look to lead Burnley to promotion for the second time.

"I think what we have currently is the best manager in the Championship and what Sean and I really want is for him to be the best manager in the Premier League," said chairman Mike Garlick.

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