April award means the most says Clarets boss Dyche

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Burnley FC reporter

SEAN Dyche has scooped a hat-trick of manager of the month awards, and declared the latest one the most meaningful, because it has gone hand-in-hand with promotion.

The Clarets boss was already the first Burnley manager to earn two such accolades in one season, after Harry Potts and Brian Miller earned theirs in separate campaigns.

He is the first Turf Moor chief to win it three times, highlighting the levels of consistency the Clarets have reached throughout their promotion season before they round things off at Reading tomorrow (kick-off 12.15pm).

But Dyche insisted it would not have been possible without the efforts of his staff and players.

“It’s not really a cliche, it’s a fact, you always pick it up on behalf of your staff and the players and everyone concerned with the club,” he said.

“I do greatly respect it and it’s a great sign that you achieve these things because it means the team’s winning, and that’s the key thing.

“I accept it on behalf of the group and I’m glad to accept it.

“People outside call it the business end of the season.

“I think every part of the season is the business end, but I’m not naive enough to think that when you really need results, as we have done, it’s an important one, so to get it this month particularly does mean more than the others because we needed those results this month and we got them.

“The extra pleasing thing is that it is people (who decide) who have been there, seen it and done it, and good people.

“I know a few of them from meeting them at different events.

“It is an honour, make no mistake, I do enjoy that side of it but it is on behalf of my staff on the players.

“They’ve been fantastic. I’m bereft of superlatives for them. They’ve been amazing, fantastic, tremendous and every other word you can think of.

“I take great value in them, I’ve enjoyed every day that they’ve trained, their training’s fantastic, the energy the effort, the application towards what we expect them to deliver has been first class.”

Dyche, who also won the Championship’s manager of the month award in September and October, added: “I believe in guiding the players and guiding the staff and working with the staff, the staff promoting some of my ideas and running with them to the players.

“When it aligns properly it obviously is very pleasing to see and to get an award for that is fantastic for us all.

“But I don’t overthink it. As soon as you get it there’s a lot of work to be done.

“It is always a reflection of the players but someone has to get the award and that someone is me.”

Barring long-term casualty Sam Vokes, Burnley go to Reading at full strength for the televised game, looking to stand in the way of the Royals clinching the final play-off spot.

But there has been good news for the injured striker, with his knee surgeon pleased with how the cartilage is healing.

Vokes went to London on Wednesday for his first check-up since the operation three weeks ago, and has now been given the green light to proceed with his rehabilitation.

“Everything’s going to plan,” said Dyche.

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10:32am Fri 2 May 14

A Darener says...

Whilst admitting that over the season Dyche deserved his awards the April award should have gone to GB on results.
But I am sure Next season GB will get his fair share.
Whilst admitting that over the season Dyche deserved his awards the April award should have gone to GB on results. But I am sure Next season GB will get his fair share. A Darener
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10:40am Fri 2 May 14

RobH2O says...

A Darener wrote:
Whilst admitting that over the season Dyche deserved his awards the April award should have gone to GB on results.
But I am sure Next season GB will get his fair share.
In April GB got his fair share. That will continue next season. I agree.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Whilst admitting that over the season Dyche deserved his awards the April award should have gone to GB on results. But I am sure Next season GB will get his fair share.[/p][/quote]In April GB got his fair share. That will continue next season. I agree. RobH2O
  • Score: -5

10:41am Fri 2 May 14

morleyclaret says...

Well done to Rudy Gestede for the award!! With Dyche as manager and Gestede as player that is good for NE Lancashire football.
Well done again...............

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Well done to Rudy Gestede for the award!! With Dyche as manager and Gestede as player that is good for NE Lancashire football. Well done again............... .................... morleyclaret
  • Score: 7

10:43am Fri 2 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Nonsense.

Take a look at your results, and then take a look at ours. Also note the goals conceded in April, and the fact that when the pressure was on Dyche once again brought the best out of his team. A bizarre, and completely ridiculous result against Middlesbrough apart, it was an outstanding month.

Had you climbed into the play-off positions perhaps so, but still you have not been above 8th place all season. A poor effort in all honesty.
Nonsense. Take a look at your results, and then take a look at ours. Also note the goals conceded in April, and the fact that when the pressure was on Dyche once again brought the best out of his team. A bizarre, and completely ridiculous result against Middlesbrough apart, it was an outstanding month. Had you climbed into the play-off positions perhaps so, but still you have not been above 8th place all season. A poor effort in all honesty. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 8

10:55am Fri 2 May 14

RobH2O says...

Which is the bigger,more news-worthy sports story and, thus, should top the list of sports headlines within the banner headlines that scroll down the left-side of the Lancashire Telegraph web-site home page?

Choice;
(1) Dyche being voted Manager of The Month for the third time this season or, (2) Rudy Gestede promising to score more goals

The paper's choice is number 2.

There is a vote on offer for readers in the central column of the home page. Is it:
(1) Will Rovers be promoted to the Premier League next season or,
(2) Will Burnley avoid relegation from the Premier League next season.

This paper's choice is number 2.

Where is the vote requested situated? Just above the Blackburn Rovers 'tile" for quick access to the Rovers section. Why is it not above the Burnley "tile" for quick access to the Burnley section? Because there isn't one!

Rebranding of this paper needs to be completed - naming it The Blackburn Telegraph.
Which is the bigger,more news-worthy sports story and, thus, should top the list of sports headlines within the banner headlines that scroll down the left-side of the Lancashire Telegraph web-site home page? Choice; (1) Dyche being voted Manager of The Month for the third time this season or, (2) Rudy Gestede promising to score more goals The paper's choice is number 2. There is a vote on offer for readers in the central column of the home page. Is it: (1) Will Rovers be promoted to the Premier League next season or, (2) Will Burnley avoid relegation from the Premier League next season. This paper's choice is number 2. Where is the vote requested situated? Just above the Blackburn Rovers 'tile" for quick access to the Rovers section. Why is it not above the Burnley "tile" for quick access to the Burnley section? Because there isn't one! Rebranding of this paper needs to be completed - naming it The Blackburn Telegraph. RobH2O
  • Score: 11

11:18am Fri 2 May 14

stattoman says...

The paper is called the Lancashire Telegraph, suggest you read one of the Yorkshire based papers.
The paper is called the Lancashire Telegraph, suggest you read one of the Yorkshire based papers. stattoman
  • Score: -7

11:43am Fri 2 May 14

burnleyglentoran says...

Another award for the best manager in the UK

IN GINGER MORINHO WE TRUST
Another award for the best manager in the UK IN GINGER MORINHO WE TRUST burnleyglentoran
  • Score: 8

11:46am Fri 2 May 14

A Darener says...

If he is the best manager in the UK then he deserves to be at the best club in the UK. Unfortunately that club is not Burnley. So be prepared to let him go where his talents will be even more useful.
If he is the best manager in the UK then he deserves to be at the best club in the UK. Unfortunately that club is not Burnley. So be prepared to let him go where his talents will be even more useful. A Darener
  • Score: -4

11:51am Fri 2 May 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

stattoman wrote:
The paper is called the Lancashire Telegraph, suggest you read one of the Yorkshire based papers.
Why, when if you actually knew anything about geography you would learn than Burnley is actually in Lancashire?

Retarded Blackburn gyppo.
[quote][p][bold]stattoman[/bold] wrote: The paper is called the Lancashire Telegraph, suggest you read one of the Yorkshire based papers.[/p][/quote]Why, when if you actually knew anything about geography you would learn than Burnley is actually in Lancashire? Retarded Blackburn gyppo. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 9

11:51am Fri 2 May 14

Fan@clared says...

stattoman wrote:
The paper is called the Lancashire Telegraph, suggest you read one of the Yorkshire based papers.
Simpleton
[quote][p][bold]stattoman[/bold] wrote: The paper is called the Lancashire Telegraph, suggest you read one of the Yorkshire based papers.[/p][/quote]Simpleton Fan@clared
  • Score: 9

11:53am Fri 2 May 14

RobH2O says...

stattoman wrote:
The paper is called the Lancashire Telegraph, suggest you read one of the Yorkshire based papers.
Yes I know it's called the Lancashire Telegraph. I make mention in my comment. The paper recognises Burnley is in Lancashire. That's why it covers articles about Burnley. My point is it favours Blackburn. Your points are dum because you are a small-brained intellectual pixie.
[quote][p][bold]stattoman[/bold] wrote: The paper is called the Lancashire Telegraph, suggest you read one of the Yorkshire based papers.[/p][/quote]Yes I know it's called the Lancashire Telegraph. I make mention in my comment. The paper recognises Burnley is in Lancashire. That's why it covers articles about Burnley. My point is it favours Blackburn. Your points are dum because you are a small-brained intellectual pixie. RobH2O
  • Score: 7

11:58am Fri 2 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

"If he is the best manager in the UK then he deserves to be at the best club in the UK. Unfortunately that club is not Burnley."

Not yet, but this is Sean Dyche. He is without a doubt the brightest young manager in the game at present and will no doubt manage at the top level in years to come, but's he's also a very intelligent man and will of course be aware of the fate of other managers who had once been thought of just as highly and are now considered nothing (see Owen Coyle).

Dyche is building this club to make the step up to be competitive in the Premier League, and that's the part that worries you clowns the most.... what if he achieves it.
"If he is the best manager in the UK then he deserves to be at the best club in the UK. Unfortunately that club is not Burnley." Not yet, but this is Sean Dyche. He is without a doubt the brightest young manager in the game at present and will no doubt manage at the top level in years to come, but's he's also a very intelligent man and will of course be aware of the fate of other managers who had once been thought of just as highly and are now considered nothing (see Owen Coyle). Dyche is building this club to make the step up to be competitive in the Premier League, and that's the part that worries you clowns the most.... what if he achieves it. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 11

12:56pm Fri 2 May 14

burnleyglentoran says...

A Darener wrote:
If he is the best manager in the UK then he deserves to be at the best club in the UK. Unfortunately that club is not Burnley. So be prepared to let him go where his talents will be even more useful.
He might not be at the best club in the UK, thats true.

But one things for sure, my fatherless friend.

HE'S AT THE BEST CLUB IN EAST LANCS

AINT THAT THE TRUTH!!!!!

BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS TOP DOGS.

AGAIN.........
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: If he is the best manager in the UK then he deserves to be at the best club in the UK. Unfortunately that club is not Burnley. So be prepared to let him go where his talents will be even more useful.[/p][/quote]He might not be at the best club in the UK, thats true. But one things for sure, my fatherless friend. HE'S AT THE BEST CLUB IN EAST LANCS AINT THAT THE TRUTH!!!!! BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS TOP DOGS. AGAIN......... burnleyglentoran
  • Score: 8

1:50pm Fri 2 May 14

wolsty says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Nonsense.

Take a look at your results, and then take a look at ours. Also note the goals conceded in April, and the fact that when the pressure was on Dyche once again brought the best out of his team. A bizarre, and completely ridiculous result against Middlesbrough apart, it was an outstanding month.

Had you climbed into the play-off positions perhaps so, but still you have not been above 8th place all season. A poor effort in all honesty.
And???
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Nonsense. Take a look at your results, and then take a look at ours. Also note the goals conceded in April, and the fact that when the pressure was on Dyche once again brought the best out of his team. A bizarre, and completely ridiculous result against Middlesbrough apart, it was an outstanding month. Had you climbed into the play-off positions perhaps so, but still you have not been above 8th place all season. A poor effort in all honesty.[/p][/quote]And??? wolsty
  • Score: -5

1:51pm Fri 2 May 14

RobH2O says...

wolsty wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Nonsense.

Take a look at your results, and then take a look at ours. Also note the goals conceded in April, and the fact that when the pressure was on Dyche once again brought the best out of his team. A bizarre, and completely ridiculous result against Middlesbrough apart, it was an outstanding month.

Had you climbed into the play-off positions perhaps so, but still you have not been above 8th place all season. A poor effort in all honesty.
And???
That justifies the award to Dyche rather the GB. What a bloody stupid question!
[quote][p][bold]wolsty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Nonsense. Take a look at your results, and then take a look at ours. Also note the goals conceded in April, and the fact that when the pressure was on Dyche once again brought the best out of his team. A bizarre, and completely ridiculous result against Middlesbrough apart, it was an outstanding month. Had you climbed into the play-off positions perhaps so, but still you have not been above 8th place all season. A poor effort in all honesty.[/p][/quote]And???[/p][/quote]That justifies the award to Dyche rather the GB. What a bloody stupid question! RobH2O
  • Score: 5

2:47pm Fri 2 May 14

Fan@clared says...

There some pretty ‘dim’ posts on here from Blackburn fans. Goodness me have they been doing free lobotomies at Blackburn? First of all Dyche is at the best club.
- It’s not owned by foreigners.
- It’s success is not due to petro money or anybody else’s money
- It has little or no debt
- It has outstanding – fans – players-and of course manager and his team

Just a few things I could go on but I have to get to the bookies to see what odds I’m likely to get on Burnley finishing higher in the Premier League that Blackburn do in Championship next season.
Another thing well done to Gestede but he will find more difficult next season as they have his number now.
There some pretty ‘dim’ posts on here from Blackburn fans. Goodness me have they been doing free lobotomies at Blackburn? First of all Dyche is at the best club. - It’s not owned by foreigners. - It’s success is not due to petro money or anybody else’s money - It has little or no debt - It has outstanding – fans – players-and of course manager and his team Just a few things I could go on but I have to get to the bookies to see what odds I’m likely to get on Burnley finishing higher in the Premier League that Blackburn do in Championship next season. Another thing well done to Gestede but he will find more difficult next season as they have his number now. Fan@clared
  • Score: 4

2:55pm Fri 2 May 14

A Darener says...

How much did you win this season? I assume you will be retiring? having put your house on beating the Rovers 34 year record, ending up getting promoted and finishing way above the Rovers.
You will be able to afford a bet on Burnley winning the PL. Going on to win the European cup and dominating the Football world for years to come.
How much did you win this season? I assume you will be retiring? having put your house on beating the Rovers 34 year record, ending up getting promoted and finishing way above the Rovers. You will be able to afford a bet on Burnley winning the PL. Going on to win the European cup and dominating the Football world for years to come. A Darener
  • Score: -4

2:59pm Fri 2 May 14

RobH2O says...

A Darener wrote:
How much did you win this season? I assume you will be retiring? having put your house on beating the Rovers 34 year record, ending up getting promoted and finishing way above the Rovers.
You will be able to afford a bet on Burnley winning the PL. Going on to win the European cup and dominating the Football world for years to come.
Well, I think winning the European Cup might be a bit of a push. But not to worry, you Rovers fans like to roll out history as an indicator of wonderfulness. I'll take that because we already ahead of you in that matter, having etched the quarterfinals of that tournament in the past.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: How much did you win this season? I assume you will be retiring? having put your house on beating the Rovers 34 year record, ending up getting promoted and finishing way above the Rovers. You will be able to afford a bet on Burnley winning the PL. Going on to win the European cup and dominating the Football world for years to come.[/p][/quote]Well, I think winning the European Cup might be a bit of a push. But not to worry, you Rovers fans like to roll out history as an indicator of wonderfulness. I'll take that because we already ahead of you in that matter, having etched the quarterfinals of that tournament in the past. RobH2O
  • Score: 7

4:36pm Fri 2 May 14

Fan@clared says...

A Darener wrote:
How much did you win this season? I assume you will be retiring? having put your house on beating the Rovers 34 year record, ending up getting promoted and finishing way above the Rovers.
You will be able to afford a bet on Burnley winning the PL. Going on to win the European cup and dominating the Football world for years to come.
Unfortunately didn’t back Burnley to go up last season. Made a mistake but I won’t this time round. Yes we could get into Europe but I don’t think I’ll bet on that. No, just that we will finish in a respectable position. Mind you with Sean Dyche the world’s his Oyster so we can be the surprise package in the PL.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: How much did you win this season? I assume you will be retiring? having put your house on beating the Rovers 34 year record, ending up getting promoted and finishing way above the Rovers. You will be able to afford a bet on Burnley winning the PL. Going on to win the European cup and dominating the Football world for years to come.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately didn’t back Burnley to go up last season. Made a mistake but I won’t this time round. Yes we could get into Europe but I don’t think I’ll bet on that. No, just that we will finish in a respectable position. Mind you with Sean Dyche the world’s his Oyster so we can be the surprise package in the PL. Fan@clared
  • Score: 4

2:23am Sat 3 May 14

noddy57 says...

richly deserved but keep it real,,you wont survive the season in the big league and guess what ? we will be waiting for you,,,,we will be back and you wont be liking it one little bit ,,will you ?
richly deserved but keep it real,,you wont survive the season in the big league and guess what ? we will be waiting for you,,,,we will be back and you wont be liking it one little bit ,,will you ? noddy57
  • Score: -2

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