Burnley manager Sean Dyche insists he has lost none of his hunger at the end of a season which has seen much speculation over his long-term future. The Clarets were able to maintain strong form through the suspension of play and go into tomorrow’s season finale against Brighton certain of a top-half finish, having suffered only three league defeats in 2020. That is despite a number of difficulties, and Dyche appeared to be at odds with the club’s board and chairman Mike Garlick when the contracts of several first-team players, including Jeff Hendrick and Joe Hart, were allowed to expire in June to leave the Clarets shorthanded.
Sean Dyche said “It’s good, The enjoyment varies the longer in the tooth you get, and particularly in the Premier League you understand it more – the good, the bad and the indifferent. It is a continued challenge, there is no two ways about it but the fuel that you need in my case is certainly still there. The demands I put on myself and my players, certainly the thirst for that hasn’t been adjusted. We’ve had a really strong finish to the season but if we hadn’t had such a strong finish I don’t think it would adjust that. I’ve said it before – things can change in football, either because you go somewhere or they have enough of you, that’s the way it goes, All I do is work hard with my staff and my players and continue to try to attempt to do the right things to get success in our world. It’s a restart every pre-season for us,” he said. “We don’t take it as a given, that’s for sure. People talk about recognised Premier League teams, but it’s not easy to be a recognised Premier League team outside of the top clubs. We certainly don’t take it for granted even though there are some really strong markers laid down this season. We won’t be shopping at Harrods, it’s fair to say, There are a number of challenges for all clubs. Some of the noises about possible transfers, the numbers look pretty big to me so I certainly don’t think there will be any collapse of the market but it may slow down. The bigger clubs will continue but maybe the lesser clubs will spend less. In one of our historic markets, the Championship, some of the clubs will want money but the players have to be good enough.”
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