Ian Wright has backed Burnley manager Sean Dyche to step up to the next level and replace Arsene Wenger.

Dyche has been receiving plaudits for the good job he’s done at Burnley.

Under his leadership, Burnley returned to the Premier League and then, with the cheapest squad in the league, managed to stay up last season despite not winning a single game away from home.

This season, Burnley are just a point behind Arsenal in the table and have only lost one of their seven games so far.

Ian Wright believes Dyche needs to make the step-up to the next level, and would even take him at Arsenal.

Asked if he would take Dyche as a replacement for Arsene Wenger, Wright said (via the Daily Star): “Yeah.

“The fact is would they give Sean Dyche that job?

“In respect to how his team sets up when they’re defending, he’s obviously got acumen – but will he get a job like that? I don’t think he will.

“I believe he is somebody that needs to go, at some stage, to the next level.” 

This definitely has the air of “Owen Coyle should manage Arsenal” about it (check out our feature at 4pm on this sort of nonsense).

Dyche has been doing a good job and probably does deserve a bigger club, but there’s always one team and one manager that overachieves every season.

He has very little top level experience, nor has he had to manage the egos of top European players.

For all the good work he’s done, there’s little to suggest he could make the step-up to a club like Arsenal straight away.

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