The talkSPORT pundit previously claimed on talkSPORT (17:55, Sunday, June 30th) that he’d give the job to the 48-year-old if he was in charge of the Magpies.
Laura Wood told Saunders that he was trending on Twitter due to his remarks on Newcastle and Sean Dyche, as well as his remarks on Wilfried Zaha, and it led to him singing the Burnley boss’ praises again.
Saunders claimed that the Magpies were a bigger club than Burnley, but it wouldn’t be a step up for Dyche, even though they have higher expectations.
“It’s whether he’d want the job,” said Saunders on talkSPORT (8:34am, Tuesday, July 2nd).
“It’s a bigger club, but it’s not a step up, Sean has been there eight-years he is not going to get sacked at Burnley.
“He’s got another battle on his hands at Burnley, but he’d have a battle on his hands at Newcastle as they have higher expectations.
“If I was Newcastle, I’d take Sean Dyche.
“I’ve worked with Sean Dyche, I say worked with him, I did my coaching badges with him and I know he plays that way at Burnley due to the group of players he has got, I know if he managed better players he could get them playing total football.
“I know he understands football, he is clever, he knows he has to play that way to keep Burnley in the league.”
Saunders continues to bang the drum when it comes to Dyche being a potential manager for Newcastle to consider, and it’s odd. The pundit openly admits that moving to St James Park wouldn’t see Dyche take a step up in the managerial world, despite claiming the Magpies have higher expectations. Surely if a club is bigger than another and has grander expectations, it should be seen as a step up? Yet Saunders doesn’t think that logic applies here. However, while the pundit is clearly pushing Dyche’s agenda for the Magpies job, he is missing the obvious problem. The Daily Mail previously reported that Newcastle would have to pay Burnley £10million in compensation if they were to hire him as their new manager, and is Mike Ashley really going to splash the cash on appointing a manager? It certainly doesn’t sound like him. Dyche may be one of the most experienced names the Magpies could consider, he has been in charge of 147 Premier League games, winning 43, drawing 38 and losing 71, but surely the chances of him arriving are next to non-existent.