Rangers legend Ally McCoist reckons Sean Dyche is ‘good enough’ to manage Newcastle if he decides to leave Burnley.
Dyche has been with the Clarets for seven and a half years and performed admirably on a shoestring budget.
However, amid doubts over several players in his squad, Dyche has demanded backing from Garlick and been denied.
Dyche has been the subject of interest from clubs in the past but always remained loyal to Burnley.
The row with Garlick has now put Dyche’s future in question and alerted clubs to his potential availability.
Although McCoist reckons Dyche won’t land himself a top-six club, he believes Newcastle are among the teams he would be well suited to.
“Sean Dyche has done an unbelievable job, I think he’s done a fantastic job at Burnley,” McCoist told talkSPORT.
“It’s inevitable there will be a parting of ways, but the one thing I would say is he definitely deserves the opportunity to go and manage and coach at the top level, higher up the league, I definitely think that.
“I think he has taken Burnley as far as they can go, realistically, and I also think if and when the parting of ways comes Burnley are going to have an unbelievable job to replace him.
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“I’m all for the top English coaches getting the best jobs they can made available to them.
“But you have to look at it, at the top clubs – Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United – he’s not going to get one of them.
“He’s certainly good enough to go to a club like Newcastle, or Crystal Palace.”
Speaking last week, Dyche was pressed about his future and insisted he was relaxed about the situation.
“I’ve been linked many times with other situations and I’m still here. I’m working hard with the team, I want the team to be successful this year and so far relatively we have been,” he said.
“Can we take it further? Can we finish further up the table? It’s difficult to beat the season where we finished seventh but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done.
“We keep building and see where it takes us. That’s my outlook. If that changes, that’s the way it goes. I’ve said it for seven and a half years, there comes a time where one way or another things change. But I’m still here.
“People got bored with linking me with other clubs, so this time they link me with no clubs and say he’s had enough.
“There’s always got to be a story. If people want to talk about it, that’s up to them. I’m the only one that knows what’s going on.”