Sean Dyche plays down speculation of becoming next Derby County boss

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Burnley Sean Dyche has denied speculation that he could become the new Derby manager.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has told the Burnley Express that he has no interest in leaving Turf Moor for Derby County this summer.

Dyche, 43, is regarded as one of the country's finest up-and-coming managers, having achieved the impossible last season and taken Burnley to the Premier League despite having a much smaller budget than their promotion rivals in the Championship.

This season, Dyche has again worked on a shoestring budget, but the Clarets have a real chance of Premier League survival after last weekend's 0-0 draw with Tottenham.

It seems like only a matter of time before Dyche is lured away from East Lancashire after a great spell in charge of Burnley, but one rumour was a surprise last week.

The Daily Mail reported last weekend that Derby County were hoping to lure Dyche back to the Championship if Steve McClaren left for Newcastle or any other club this summer.

The Rams look like missing out on promotion again this season after a torrid run of form, and Dyche could be seen as the man to get them back to the promised land - but the former Nottingham Forest defender told the Burnley Express that the rumours are nothing more than speculation and that he's happy with Burnley..

"I think it’s quite obvious the way I work here, I’m enjoying the challenge, I’m not looking further afield, simple as that," said Dyche.

"Someone needs a story somewhere. Its just football, that’s been going on for years, it’s maybe gets enhanced more nowadays."

"I remember reading when I was a kid, so and so is going there, I think it happens all the time, different levels, different jobs, it’s just when you are in the Premier League it is more openly available through the media," he added.

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