Burnley will turn to Chris Wilder if Sean Dyche decides to leave Turf Moor – with Clarets concerned they will lose their manager this summer as Crystal Palace and Newcastle eye moves for boss
- Chris Wilder is a contender to replace Sean Dyche at Burnley this summer
- The Clarets are concerned about losing Dyche to a Premier League rival
- Wilder is expected to become one of the hottest properties of the close season
- Burnley hope Dyche will stay but his excellent work is attracting interest
Chris Wilder is a contender to replace Sean Dyche at Burnley, with the Clarets concerned about losing their manager to a Premier League rival this summer.
Former Sheffield United boss Wilder, 53, is expected to become one of the hottest properties of the close season, with a host of clubs in England’s top two divisions interested.
Burnley hope Dyche will stay but his excellent work in establishing them as a Premier League club has attracted plenty of interest, including from Crystal Palace.
Chris Wilder is a contender to replace Sean Dyche, should he leave Burnley this summer
It remains uncertain whether Palace manager Roy Hodgson will stay beyond his contract, which runs until the end of the season.
Both Dyche and Wilder have admirers at Selhurst Park, as do Eddie Howe and Frank Lampard.
Sources claim that, while Palace will not make a final decision on Hodgson until the closing weeks of the campaign, the process of finding a replacement has begun — though paying compensation of £3.5million to Burnley may prove a stumbling block.
Palace have been linked with Dyche as Roy Hodgson’s future at the club remains uncertain
Dyche has also been linked to Newcastle, where manager Steve Bruce is under growing pressure.
But even if he stays at Turf Moor, it looks likely Wilder will have plenty of options in the summer.
West Brom could emerge as potential suitors — and Sportsmail understands he has admirers at Bournemouth, who will part company with Jonathan Woodgate if he fails to secure promotion back to the top flight.
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