Mike Ashley reportedly will go after 49y/o should Bruce leave NUFC – originally posted on Sportslens.com
According to Sunday Mirror, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley would consider a move for Burnley manager Sean Dyche should Steve Bruce leave the club. The Magpies boss is not popular with the fans despite guiding the side to safety in both of his seasons in charge. The fans do not love Bruce’s style of play and there is a belief that they should be challenging for the top-six given the quality of players available. The 60-year-old has insisted he has no plans to leave Newcastle unless he is sacked, and it does not seem Ashley will be looking to parting ways with him anytime soon.
Dyche is in talks over a new deal at Burnley with just 12 months left on his deal, while Crystal Palace, Everton and Aston Villa are also said to be impressed with how he has made the Clarets Premier League regulars on a low budget. Given Ashley’s reluctance to splash the cash at Newcastle, it is not a surprise that he would be keen on someone like Dyche. The 49-year-old has kept Burnley in the Premier League for five seasons and has been admired for his growth in just 10 years of management.