SEAN Dyche and Eddie Howe will go head-to-head tomorrow as two of British coaching's shining stars, young managers making a name for themselves in the Premier League.

But the success of Dyche, 46, at Burnley and Howe, 40, at Bournemouth, hasn't resulted in a wave of young British bosses being handed the keys to the top clubs.

Instead it looks harder than ever for up-and-coming domestic managers to land a job in the Premier League unless they follow the template of Dyche and Howe and earn their chance through promotion.

As Everton close in on appointing Sam Allardyce and West Brom do likewise with Alan Pardew the door appears to be bolted to unless you are a seasoned British campaigner, regardless of previous jobs, or a foreign manager with a glowing reputation.

Dyche will be happy to see Allardyce's arrival at Goodison swell the ranks of British bosses, with the added bonus of the appointment ending his weekly interrogation on links with the vacancy, but he admits the pathway for young British coaches is becoming murkier.

"It will be really tough, development wise, for young managers and coaches, if the modern thinking of European and worldwide coaches continues into the game," the Turf boss said.

"There’s a lot now in the Premier League and, while I don’t know the current stats on it, it looks like there’s more foreign coaches going into the Championship. Everyone wants to be here – a lot of managers, coaches and players – but is that good for British managers coming through? It’s obviously not ideal."

But it's no longer just the arrival of foreign managers that are inhbiting the chances of rising stars of the domestic game.

Both David Moyes and Roy Hodgson have returned to Premier League employment this season, with Allardyce and Pardew set to follow, and Dyche believes the demands of being in the top flight are leading clubs to go down the route of experience.

"In football now the buy in is ‘win’, end of story," he said. "Win and be in the Premier League or win, stay in the Premier League, or whatever it is in the Premier League. That demand is so high now that the first port of call is not young players; it’s stay in the Premier League or get in the Premier League.

“The managers who get into the Premier League are under pressure to stay in there. It’s like anything in life, you often go for anything that you deem to be reliable rather than, ‘all right, let’s give them a chance’.

"The business has changed as much as anything. It is getting harder for younger managers – forget about British. David Wagner has had to come through the play-offs to get there (the Premier League); he may have not got there if that wouldn’t have happened.

"I don’t think it’s just about British. But I think it’s tougher to be a British manager at the top level because the demands are so high so they (owners) go with who they think give you more a guaranteed view of it."