Sean Dyche expecting Burnley contract offer as Crystal Palace interest mounts

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche expects an offer of a new contract from the Clarets as interest from Crystal Palace mounts following the confirmation of Roy Hodgson’s end-of-season departure.

Palace announced on Tuesday that Hodgson will step down at the end of the season, with Sunday's trip to Liverpool his final game.

Dyche, who has spent more than eight years at Burnley, has long been admired at Selhurst Park and is a leading candidate to replace Hodgson, along with Frank Lampard and Swansea's Steve Cooper. The Burnley boss currently has one year remaining on his deal.

Asked about his future, Dyche said: "I made it clear the main focus for me was making sure we were in the Premier League.

"Now that's achieved, it's different on that score, so I'm sure over the coming weeks they will be speaking to me. They've certainly mentioned that they want to.

"I've always maintained the same thought: Eventually things in football change," Dyche said when asked if he was happy at Burnley.

"I'm always flattered by any links because I respect the whole of football. I played through my career up and down the levels of football, smaller clubs, bigger clubs, etc etc, so my respect has always been there.

"My role here is still what it is, I'm working hard, I think that's been shown this season with myself, my staff and my players and I never lose sight of that. Things can change in the future, who knows? You can't guarantee things in football.

"It's not easy to plan a future in football - doors open and doors close. At the moment I'm still the Burnley manager. I must have said that down these eight and a half years a number of times."

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