Dyche keeps focus on Burnley


Sean Dyche welcomed praise from Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola but says he doesn't "worry what people think".

Burnley went down 2-1 to title chasers Manchester City at the weekend and Guardiola stated after the match he was “impressed” by the Clarets and expected them to avoid the drop.

Dyche appreciated Guardiola’s comments but stressed he is unconcerned about the opinions of other managers.

The Burnley boss feels he has to try and set his team out to win every game but admits he will alter his approach occasionally, depending on the opposition.

“Managers often understand, not always, what we are,” Dyche told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“He’ll have spoken, I imagine, to Kiddo [City assistant Brian Kidd], who I know well, and he’ll have said, this is what they are, they maximise what they are.

“That’s my style of management, if I had their team, we’d work on a completely different game plan, but I haven’t, so we work on one that suits my team.

“I don’t worry what people think of me, it’s about what we can do to achieve things, and there’s a clear focus. I’m not pontificating, that’s my focus, getting the team in a position to win games, no matter who you’re playing, and against teams like this, we have to change the whole feel of how we play sometimes.”