Sean Dyche has signed a new four-year contract to keep him in his position as manager of Burnley until Summer 2025.
Dyche first joined the Clarets in October 2012 as Eddie Howe’s permanent successor and went on to guide the club to promotion in 2013-14 & 2015-16 seasons, following relegation from the Premier League at end of 2014-15 season.
Since returning to the top-flight in Summer 2016, Burnley have established themselves amongst the top 20 clubs, with their highest Premier League finish under Dyche coming in 2017-18 season as they finished seventh and clinched a shock opening weekend win at then-reigning champions, Chelsea that campaign.
Dyche is now the Premier League’s current longest-serving manager and is happy to sign a new contract, which enables him to focus on the club’s future moving forward after spending this summer linked with a move away from the club.
Acknowledging his bond with fans, Dyche added: “I have a strong affinity with the area and our supporters after so many years here and I look forward to putting in the hard work needed to keep the club moving in the right direction.”
Reflecting on the club’s summer recruitment with new signings in Maxwell Cornet and Wayne Hennessey amongst others, Dyche iterated that the last few months “was an important summer” in terms of adding talent and depth but the work continues with a focus on development and improving player abilities.
Dyche also spoke about the importance of ensuring that the club continues “to develop that environment” by working with players and staff to build on their “positive relationship” with new owners – ALK Capital and Chairman – Alan Pace.
Pace meanwhile is “delighted” to secure Dyche’s services with a new contract after admiring his work over the last nine years, which was evident by their backing in this summer’s transfer window to improve the squad and continue to ensure that the team evolves as part of their growth strategy.
Speaking about his pride at continuing to work with Dyche to boost the club’s progress in coming seasons, Pace added: “I look forward to working closely with Sean and his team over the coming seasons as we seek to raise the bar and build on the solid foundations that have been laid over the past nine years.”