Forget de Boer and Pochettino, Spurs should move for 'miracle worker'

Burnley FC - Turf Moor

Tottenham Hotspur should avoid the big managerial names and land Burnley manager Sean Dyche before someone else does.

The Tottenham job, at this moment in time, is one of the most attractive vacancies in world football with reported first choice Louis van Gaal close to sealing the deal with Manchester United.

It is not uncommon for a side of Tottenham's stature to attract the big names in management and as the current odds show, the likes of Rafa Benitez, Roberto Mancini, Mauricio Pochettino and Frank de Boer have all been strongly linked to the job.

However, I would argue that it is a chance for Tottenham to avoid the managerial heavyweights and their needless baggage and appoint a man who I believe could really put them amongst the title challengers next season.

The man is, of course, Burnley manager Sean Dyche. A far cry from 'a big name manager' but someone who I believe could go to the very top of the game.

This season, Sean Dyche took a team many tipped for relegation after losing star striker Charlie Austin and put them comfortably within the automatic promotion places, eight points ahead of third place Derby County. A staggering achievement considering the competition in the division.

In Harry Redknapp's case, a wage bill five times the size and signing Dyche's key player in the summer wasn't enough for him to come close. In the end, Burnley comfortably finished above big spending QPR and were 13 points better off when the season ended.

The Premier League beckons for Burnley, an achievement many would argue wouldn't have been possible with many other managers in charge.

However, it could prove to be a difficult job for them to keep hold of their manager if, indeed, the bigger clubs come knocking.

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