Crystal Palace have set their sights on a swoop for Burnely manager Sean Dyche, as their search for a new boss continues, according to the Burnley Express.

Sam Allardyce left the Eagles at the end of May, after he helped them avoid relegation from the Premier League.

The London club are said to be looking for a long-term manager, who will build for the future and not use Palace as a stepping stone. It is understood that Frank de Boer and Mauricio Pellegrino have also been interviewed, the same two managers who have also been touted as front-runners for the vacant managerial post and fellow Premier League side Southampton.

However, Palace chairman Steve Parish is said to be impressed by Sean Dyche, who guided Burnley clear of relegation in his sixth year at the club.

Dyche is tied down under a contract at Burnley, but is understood to have a £1m buy-out clause, and Palace are ready to swoop.

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