Burnley boss Sean Dyche has shrugged off his flattering nickname.

Even friends like Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who worked with Dyche at Watford, now refers to him as the 'Ginger Mourinho'. Dyche will meet the real one when Burnley face Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season.

"It's just banter, isn't it?" Dyche tells the Mail on Sunday. "My mates give me some stick about the name but it's just a bit of fun. If I do half as well as him I'll be all right.

"What I will say is that we are very aligned with the culture and environment we have built for the players and I don't think that can change in any successful organisation."

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