Burnley boss Sean Dyche on sitting down with the new owners to discuss summer transfer strategy!

Sean Dyche doesn't envisage 'huge shifts' in finances made available to him in the summer transfer window.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 6:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th March 2021, 6:22 pm
Burnley boss Sean Dyche

But the Burnley boss believes there will be steady growth under the new owners on that front as the club bids to become more competitive in the market.

Business had been at a premium under outgoing chairman Mike Garlick with the acquisitions of midfielders Josh Brownhill and Dale Stephens the only ones to have any real baring on the first team squad in terms of outfield players.

Dyche has never wanted to risk breaking the bank, but he's looking forward to meeting with Alan Pace to discuss a strategy that will help push things forward.

Mike Smith, chairman Alan Pace and Stuart Hunt

Dyche said: "It usually revolves aroud finance. We are still waiting for the idea of what they think is appropriate. I don't think there will be huge shifts.

"I think it will be gradual shifts, that is the impression I have been given. It can be tricky. A new owner can come into a club and get off to a really hard start and put into loads of finances into the team.

"It kind of breaks up the team ethos somehow. So I think we have to build on a gradual process at this club because that is always what it has been.

"It has been difficult at times. Does it need pushing forwards? Yes. I have spoken clearly in the last 2-3 years when the club was cash rich, about stretching the finance not breaking it.

Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish defender Sergio Reguilon (R) vies with Burnley's English midfielder Josh Brownhill (L) during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on February 28, 2021.

"I think that is the kind of ongoing thing. Stretch it. Get the quality of player who can affect us now, or in the future, while not undermining the good work and financial structures that have been put in place."

Detailed discussions surrounding the budget are still to take place between all parties, though Dyche has been encouraged by the early signs since ALK Capital completed its takeover of the club.

Burnley failed to replenish the group during the January window - with the American investment firm completing their takeover on New Year's Eve - but work is ongoing in the background.

Dyche doesn't imagine the approach will change drastically. However, a little extra support might open a few more doors.

"We have kept the club in good shape," said the Burnley boss. "It will be the obvious too. Analysing players, keeping your ear to the ground. We are not going to cherry pick the best players.

"We often don't have the finances, wages sometimes, or fees, it is working slightly under the radar and seeing what is out there to see what we can achieve and being open minded.

"A lot is being done on computer screens and sometimes the last box to tick is to look in the whites of someone's eyes. Being at a game and getting a sense and feeling on what a player can offer. It is different."