Chris Wilder opens up on the chances of becoming the next Burnley manager after Sean Dyche’s sacking

Chris Wilder is one of the favorites to take over as Burnley’s next manager, with Wayne Rooney also ranking high, and the Middlesbrough boss has refused to dismiss his chances of a deal at Turf Moor

Chris Wilder is a favorite to take over at Burnley

Chris Wilder has refused to squash the prospect of him Burnley Boss.

The Boro boss is one of the favorites to succeed Sean Dyche, who was sacked last week, along with the Derby boss Wayne Rooney. Relegation-threatened Burnley is ready to appoint an interim boss if his ultimate goal is immediately ‘unattainable’ and has begun the search.

Wilder insists he enjoys being Boro boss but says that “nobody knows what’s around the corner”. He will need a war chest to rebuild Boro over the summer and will require a strong promotion challenge if he stays on Teesside.

Boro has slipped out of the top six after just two wins in eight games, including four losses at home. When asked if he was one of the favorites to replace Sean Dyche, Wilder added: “Burnley? I’m an emotional guy and we got beat up.

“I’m the manager of Middlesbrough. It’s not right to ask something like that. It’s a disappointing loss.” When asked why he didn’t quash the rumor by promising Boro his future, Wilder said: “I’m the manager of Middlesbrough and nobody knows what’s around the corner, do they?

“I don’t think there’s any way to talk about it. I really think it’s unfair to everyone. So I don’t know what you’re trying to tell me. They’re after me, I drop my guard and say something stupid. I am manager of Middlesbrough and enjoy working at Middlesbrough. What am I supposed to say, a boring, “I’m flattered blah blah. We didn’t win the game today.”

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