On Episode #42 of the TGG Podcast, in association with Hudl, we were joined by Sean Dyche.
Dyche was manager of Burnley for nine-and-a-half years and transformed their fortunes both on and off the pitch.
When he first arrived at the club, in October 2012, they were 14th in the Championship. What followed during his tenure was seven seasons in the Premier League and European football for the first time in 51 years.
In this episode Dyche reflects on his time with the Clarets, gives insights into his coaching and leadership style and explains what the future could hold for him.
=> SHOW NOTES:
01:23: Life after leaving Burnley in April. Any approaches?
03:47: Start of playing career at Nottingham Forest. Influence of Brian Clough.
6:13: Are leaders born or can those skills be learnt?
9:28: Importance of clarity and simplicity. Don't load players with too much information before kick-off.
11:45: Starting to think about becoming a manager at 26. Career progression after that.
16:30: First managerial job at Watford. Being authentic. Staying tight with the players but they still know who's in charge.
18:34: First impressions of Burnley. Lack of alignment between Board and fans. Gradually get accepted.
22:45: Telling the Board "you need to put a structure in place for the longevity of the club" after Premier League promotion.
28:00: Were you similar to a Sporting Director, as you were looking at longer-term future of the club?
32:54: "Massive strides" with the Academy at Burnley. "Big believer" in the youth system.
35:55: Accusations of "Brexit football." Didn't have the scouting network to find/ sign foreign players.
39:22: Getting "put in a box". Back to front football/ Brexit football.
41:15: How he could manage differently at a different club.
51:45: Sacked at Burnley. How news was delivered and reflections.
55:28: Key thing was not recycling the team two/ three years ago. Recommended bringing new players in but didn't happen.
56:37: Backroom staff. People saying assistants were only there because they were his friends.
1:00:55: Don't put too low a limit on your goals. "Positive realities."