Burnley boss Sean Dyche is not optimistic about his chances of becoming the next Arsenal manager and feels that English coaches face a tougher time than their foreign counterparts.
Dyche was linked with the job at the Emirates after Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson suggested that he should succeed Arsene Wenger.
“I think for Arsenal I need some more experience, more depth to my experience, more growth as a manager and I think it’s fair to say that we’re working hard at what we do here,” he said.
“I just think it’s a reality, I don’t think it’s sad at all. The nature of the market is that.
“I think it’s highly unlikely that English managers are getting massive jobs in the Premier League.
“Maybe over time the feeling about football changes. I just don’t think English managers have still got the kudos of some of their foreign counterparts. That’s not a big deal, that’s the nature of what it is at the moment.”
Regardless of the harsh reality, the Burnley boss was not shy to laud the good work of English bosses in the league.
“There’s some really good British managers out there,” he added.
“Tony (Pulis) is well versed in what’s going on. Alan Pardew was spoken about as the England manager, then a few months later was out of a job because of the complexities of football. He is still a top-class manager.
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“There’s Sam Allardyce, of course, Eddie Howe is doing a fantastic job at Bournemouth.”
“I just don’t think they’re thought of in the same way sometimes as what their foreign counterparts are. There’s no angle in that, I just think it’s the reality of where it’s at.”
He went on to praise Wenger, saying: “They (Arsenal) have got a top-class manager, they’ve got one already and if anyone wants him out the’ll probably look and say, ‘Shall we get the same version of him in?’
“I think he’s top class personally.”