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Sean Dyche reckons he doesn’t get top jobs because he’s ginger 

Sean Dyche believes he doesn’t get the top managerial jobs because the world is ‘gingerist’. The Burnley boss has only lost on five occasions this season, despite only joining the Premier League at the beginning of the season.

The Clarets sit 15th in the Premier League table, with a clash with West Ham still to play. Sean Dyche’s fantastic job at Burnley seems to have gone under the radar, but the 45-year-old believes it’s down to think the fact he’s ginger. If you hadn’t gathered by now, he was joking around.

On the topic of being linked with big clubs, Dyche told BBC Radio 5 Live: ‘It’s gingerist, isn’t it?’

‘We’re oppressed, I think, you know there’s only 5 percent of the world’s population who are ginger? So it’s a tough time for us gingers. I don’t think I’ve ever been a fashion item, I don’t think I was as a player.

‘I was a player who got the job done, and I think I’m kind of maybe thought of like that as a manager.’

Dyche has been named as the ‘ginger Mourinho’ on occasions this season, with fans even selling the tagline onto club merchandise. However, after Burnley’s win over Crystal Palace in April, Dyche said:

‘I’m not The Special One, like Jose [Mourinho]. I’m only special because I’ve got ginger hair and 95 per cent of the world’s population haven’t got ginger hair.’

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