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Burnley's search for new manager gains pace

Lancashire club's Blackburn Rover, Bolton and Burnley will be interviewing shortly to find a new manager and the Clarets have had several names put in the frame already including the return of Owen Coyle. Phil Brown has been linked with role although Portsmouth's Michael Appleton has worked miracles and has to be a serious contender.
In the interim the club have confirmed that Terry Pashley will take the reigns as caretaker manager following the departure of Eddie Howe to Bournemouth.

The youth-team coach at Turf Moor will be assisted by goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer and youth staff Andy Farrell and Jason Blake

"We have all got a job to do," Pashley said on the club website.

"We are all here to work for Burnley Football Club. We are here to work and coach, the boys are here to play and if we are in this position come Saturday, three points is our aim.

"We have got to look to get three points against Blackpool. That's the one thing we are concentrating on.

"We have no control on the things outside that. We will concentrate on the things we have control over, and that is training."

Clarets chief executive Lee Hoos said the club had not put a timescale on when a new boss will be appointed, although he has outlined what sort of manager the club are looking for.

"I don't think age has anything to do with it," said Hoos. "I think it's about quality and football philosophy.


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