Newcastle would have to pay Burnley £10million compensation if they hire Sean Dyche to be their new manager, according to the Daily Mail.
The national newspaper claim the eight-figure fee could prove a stumbling block for the Magpies and point out that the 47-year-old manager still has three years left on his £65,000-a-week contract.
The Daily Mail report that any club, not just Newcastle, would be expected to pay up the rest of Dyche’s deal if they hope to lure him away from Turf Moor.
TEAMTalk previously reported Dyche was understood to be keen on becoming Newcastle manager, with Man United assistant Michael Carrick and former Colorado Rapids manager Anthony Hudson among the other possible options.
There’s no way Mike Ashley will consider paying £10million compensation for a manager, as that’s more than he’ll normally consider spending on a player. The only way the Magpies owner would pay that sum for Dyche is if there was immense pressure from fans, i.e a boycott and a drop in ticket sales, and the only way to calm them down was by appointing the 47-year-old. However, it’s unlikely that even if there was a boycott that Dyche would be the man to calm supporters down. The 47-year-old has done an impressive job at Burnley as he has established the Clarets as a Premier League club and even guided them into Europe. Dyche has plenty of Premier League experience, as he has been in charge of 147 games, winning 43, drawing 38 and losing 71, but he’s not an exciting choice. The manager has in the past had to defend his style of football, for example after Burnley had just 42% of possession Istanbul Basaksehir last season, as it’s not easy on the eye nor does it see be Burnley be an attacking force.