Burnley are cruising in the league so far, as they stand above Tottenham in the league standings.
The new Premier League era and all the money comes with it – has made it difficult for managers to find a stable job. Yet, the Clarets have shown it’s not always necessary to part ways with a manager if things don’t go well.
In many regards, the expectations around the Lancashire helped the English coach retain his job. But the turnaround since has showed that he’s worthy of his nickname – ‘The Ginger Mourinho’.
Burnley fought back and returned to the Premier League within a season last term, while also finished 16th on their return to the top flight. However, it’s their performances this season that has truly surprised everyone.
With 32 points in 18 games, the Turf Moor based side stand fifth in the league table and are possibly looking to push for a Europa League campaign next term. Sean Dyche, though, isn’t getting carried away.
“There are no guarantees, you can look at some of the teams that are currently in awkward predicaments, biggish clubs who have been around the Premier League for a long time,” he said (h/t Belfast Telegraph)
“It’s a really unforgiving league.
“Brighton had that really nice solid start and now they’re searching for results after three points in seven. That can happen, it can happen to anyone and I include ourselves in that.
“We’re not the real deal; I think we’ve improved, I think we’re moving forward again but we don’t take anything for granted.
“We don’t swagger into places. We haven’t earned that yet. There’s no delusions of grandeur.”