Burnley boss, Sean Dyche, believes that if he’s got any chance of becoming Arsenal manager one day, he’s got to gain more experience first.

  • Wenger’s contract runs out at the end of the season
  • Wenger is heavily rumoured to be signing a two-year extension
  • Dyche has been Burnley manager since 2012
  • Dyche’s helped the Clarets get promoted to the Premier League twice

Dyche has been linked with the Arsenal job if Arsene Wenger should leave at the end of the season. However, the Burnley manager admits that, as he’s English, it’s unlikely that he would be handed such a massive Premier League role right now and he would need a great deal more experience if he was ever going to be Arsenal coach.

“It’s highly unlikely – English managers aren’t getting massive jobs in the Premier League at the moment,” he said.

“Maybe over time the feeling changes. I just don’t think English managers have got the kudos of some of their foreign counterparts.

“That’s not a big deal. That’s the nature of what it is right now.

“For Arsenal, I need some more depth to my experience, more growth as a manager and it’s fair to say we’re working hard at what we do here.”

Burnley are current in 12th having already earned over 30 points – the rough amount said to guarantee safely in the Premier League.

Dyche’s side have pulled off some impressive results this season, particularly at Turf Moor, which has become a fortress. They’ve drawn at home to Chelsea 1-1, thrashed Sunderland 4-1 and beaten Liverpool 2-1.

Saying this, Dyche’s right. He needs a hell of a lot more experience if he’s ever going to have a hope of being in charge at Arsenal.