Bilic picks out Premier League manager as next England boss

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has said that Burnley boss Sean Dyche has the credentials to become England’s head coach after Gareth Southgate leaves the position.

Southgate led England to 2018 World Cup qualification courtesy of an unbeaten campaign. However, there is still uncertainty over the former defender’s long-term future with the national team.

Burnley’s Dyche has been mentioned in various quarters as a potential future England manager, and Bilic, who will take his team to Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon, has tipped the 46-year-old to one day lead his national team.

Bilic told reporters at his pre-match press conference:

“Why not? It’s not like a club, you have to understand the home nation mentality. He is definitely one of them that has it. He is young, looks strong also, got the voice too! He is doing a really good job.”

Dyche took charge of Burnley in 2012, and led the club into the Premier League for the 2014-15 campaign.

The Clarets were relegated back to the Championship for the 2015-16 season, but finished 16th in the top flight last term, and currently sit sixth in the Premier League table after an impressive start to the 2017-18 campaign.