Hinchcliffe throws his weight behind Sean Dyche for Sunderland

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Sunderland are on the lookout for a new manager following Dick Advocaat’s departure.

Andy Hinchcliffe has told Sky Sports that Burnley manager Sean Dyche would be a great appointment for Sunderland, though he has doubts as to whether he would want to leave the Clarets.

Sunderland have started the season poorly, prompting manager Dick Advocaat to walk away from the club only three months after deciding to stay following last season’s dramatic escape from relegation danger.

The Black Cats have found themselves in a pickle, containing a bloated squad with plenty of high earners and little genuine quality in the right areas.

It’s a mess which needs straightening out, and Hinchcliffe feels Dyche would be the ideal man for the job.

“Looking at Sunderland's squad, it isn't the best squad in the world and I can see why they're struggling,” Hinchcliffe explained to Sky Sports.

“If you look at how Sean approaches things at Burnley, he's a fantastic, well-organised and disciplined coach. If he were to go to Sunderland, he would certainly bring all that with him and, certainly, Sunderland would be better for it. “

Would Dyche leave Burnley for Sunderland?

Sean Dyche comes across as an ambitious manager, yet he’s also a realist and he’ll look at the current situation and the possibility of Burnley and Sunderland trading places next season.

After spending big in the summer, the Clarets are well set-up for a promotion push while the Black Cats are among the favourites to go down, and rightly so.

Would Dyche keep his job if he couldn’t keep Sunderland up and a rebuild was needed in the Championship? It’s an interesting question, and one which must be considered.

At Burnley, the former Watford boss has the full backing of his peers and complete security over his job – a position he may find difficult to acquire at the Stadium of Light,

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