Dyche pens new Burnley deal
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Burnley manager Sean Dyche was on Wednesday rewarded for leading the club back into the English Premier League with a new contract.

Dyche guided the Clarets back into the top flight with a second-placed finish in the Championship and the newcomers will kick-off the new season at home to Chelsea.

"On the subject of key signings we are very pleased to announce that we have agreed new and improved contracts with Sean Dyche and his staff and we thank them all for their hard work," said co-chairmen John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick in a letter to fans.

"This is in addition to the other key 'signings' we have already made in securing the services of some of our current players under new contracts, including, of course, Kieran Trippier and Danny Lafferty. We will continue to invest in the recruitment, sports science and scouting that has been so important to us over the years, to ensure we continue to build on this prolific pipeline of players into the future."

By the time Jose Mourinho's side arrive on the weekend of 16 August, Turf Moor will look different from the last time they were in the top flight in 2010. "We are in the process of upgrading facilities at Turf Moor as part of our Premier League obligations and also to deliver better facilities for the fans," added the chairman.