Sean Dyche, Chris Wilder and the Premier League permeations which could affect Celtic

By Euan Davidson

March 31, 2021

Sean Dyche and Chris Wilder could set off a chain of managerial changes in the Premier League.

With both managers linked to Celtic in the past, there are potentially high stakes in the Bhoys’ manager hunt. This morning, the Sun have claimed that Wilder is Burnley’s first-choice, if Sean Dyche takes over from Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace.

That means Celtic could lose out on either man, provided they were interested. It could also affect Eddie Howe’s decision. That could be good news for us, particularly if you’re an Eddie Howe fan.

Howe had been linked to the Crystal Palace job. Hodgson, former England boss, is 73 and his contract at Selhurst Park runs out in the summer. With the Eagles looking in a different direction, Dyche is reportedly the man Palace are after.

If they can persuade him to leave Burnley after 9 years, then Wilder is number 1 to step in. That rules Wilder out of the Celtic job, of course. It does leave Eddie Howe available, provided Newcastle United don’t come in first. Is this making sense yet?

Chris Wilder, having zero fun / (Photo by Mike Egerton – Pool/Getty Images)

Chris Wilder to Celtic looks more in doubt than ever

From my own extensive personal research (reading feedback on articles), I can tell you that Celtic fans aren’t wild about Wilder. Despite his heroics with Sheffield United, their collapse in 20-21 has been staggering, and his record in the transfer market is not ideal.

Put it this way; if you willingly spend £20m on Oli McBurnie [BBC], the Celtic supporters aren’t going to be overly impressed.

Similarly, Sean Dyche is a massive outsider shout for the Bhoys dugout. As natural fits go, it just doesn’t work to the extent it’s almost impossible to imagine. Even Dyche managing a club in London rather than Northern England feels incongruous, but Crystal Palace will be impressed by his efforts at Burnley.

If you’re a Howe disciple though, hope that the Burnley boss goes to Croydon.

So, keep an eye out on what happens in the Premier League. Regardless of how the chips fall, there could be ramifications for the Bhoys.

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