Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

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?!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

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

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Watford Articles

Arsenal's Gibbs Dropped For A Middlesbrough Friend

Silva's search for a left back recruit this summer has seen an interest in Arsenal's Gibbs end, the money involved has put Watford off and led to Middlesbrough's Friend lined up.

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Okaka Going Greek As Watford Agree Hughes Fee

As Stefan Okaka, potentially, takes his leave of Watford to join Olympiakos, a deal for Derby's Will Hughes has moved closer.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Watford
Write For Vital Watford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Player of the season
Suggested By: mikedrury
Gomes14%
Janmaat2%
Holebas1%
Prodl12%
Cleverley1%
Capoue2%
Doucoure67%
Niang0%
Deeney1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.mikedrury3
2.Daniel Smith12
3.fabian11
The Vital Football Members League