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Dyche rejected Cardiff post

Dyche rejected Cardiff post

New gaffer Sean Dyche has revealed that he spurned the opportunity to follow Malky Mackay to Cardiff as his number two.

In an insightful interview with The Watford Observer the 39 year-old spoke of the series of events that saw him named Watford manager:

"Malky wanted me to go with him [to Cardiff] and there was a window between when Malky took the job and then a window when they came back and spoke to me.

"Fortunately for me, as it has turned out, Laurence Bassini, the owner, got it contact with me and said "look, why do you want to go? Why don't you at least talk to us?"

The rest as they say, is history. Dyche becomes Bassini's first managerial appointment and it's been confirmed that some money will made available to the former Forest, Chesterfield, Millwall, Bristol City and Northampton defender to strengthen the squad.

"There is scope for me to obviously strengthen, we know we have to do that and we know we are light on experience.

"We are not naive enough to know that needs to change and there will be money available to make that happen.'

How much is anyone's guess but every little helps and with last season's top-scorer Danny Graham heading the list of players to replace.

It's doubtless a big job but Dyche strikes me as a very committed, very driven individual who won't rest until he makes a success of this job.

His first job will be to appoint an assistant and fend off any interest for the remaining backroom staff from Cardiff.

The biggest question though, prompted by chrisgwfc - will Dyche be a suit or tracksuit man?!

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Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Wednesday June 22 2011
Time: 12:15PM

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