New name linked with NUFC job should Mike Ashley sack Steve Bruce & £3.5m price tag revealed

According to The Mail, Newcastle are eyeing a summer move for Burnley boss Sean Dyche.

The piece states that ourselves and Crystal Palace are both admirers of the Clarets boss, with Steve Bruce and Roy Hodgson’s long-term future up in the air.

It’s also claimed that Burnley are eyeing up a move for Chris Wilder should Sean Dyche move on – an interesting link given the former Sheffield United boss has been tipped to take over on Tyneside in recent weeks.

The Mail also reveal that any club looking to take Dyche would have to pay a compensation package of £3.5m; something that could leave Crystal Palace looking at out of work duo Eddie Howe or Frank Lampard instead.

I’m sure Mike Ashley is an admirer of the 49-year-old’s ability to keep an ordinary Burnley squad in the Premier League for so long, however I’m not so sure about this one given it would set him back almost £8m to sack Bruce (£4m pay-off) and replace him with Dyche (£3.5m compensation).

That said, recent accounts released by Sheffield Wednesday appear to reveal that we paid compensation of £6.5m for Steve Bruce and his coaching staff back in 2019, so who knows what he’d do if we stayed up and no Saudi takeover arrived to save us.

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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