One of the managers reportedly being considered to replace Rafa Benitez is Burnley’s Sean Dyche.

According to the Telegraph, Dyche is considered as a fallback option. He’s one of the least sexy names linked with the job, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he wouldn’t be a good fit at St James’ Park.

So would Sean Dyche be a good appointment by the Newcastle hierarchy? Let’s look at the pros and cons of the Clarets boss.

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The pros of appointing Sean Dyche

Dyche would be a safe pair of hands. He’s an experienced Premier League manager during his time with Burnley, and he’s shown he knows how to get the job done.

There’s nothing particularly flash about his Burnley team. They can be hard to beat, and by the end of the season they’ll have accumulated enough points to remain in the Premier League. That’s all Mike Ashley wants.

Benitez’s Newcastle were organised, so Dyche would surely be able to hit the ground running if he took his place.

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The expectation would be lower, but he’d potentially be able to do a similar job in terms of grinding out results with a less than stellar squad.

The cons of appointing Sean Dyche

By no means are we saying that Dyche would do just as well as Benitez. Let’s make that clear.

There would be a glass ceiling with him as manager. While we could dream of loftier heights with Rafa, that wouldn’t be possible under Dyche. He’d probably keep us in the league, but that would be as good as it got.

Plus, he’d cost a fortune as well. According to the Chronicle, it would cost £10million to take him away from Burnley. That would no doubt come out of the transfer kitty!

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The 48-year-old has done a brilliant job with Burnley, especially during the season they finished seventh. But he wouldn’t excite the Newcastle fans.

While he isn’t a washed up manager, his brand of football would do nothing to make the fans that have walked away come back. So for Dyche, it’s a no from us.

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