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Burnley boss Dyche: Players now tempted by private jets and helipads

Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes the game will continue to change thanks to money.

Dyche can see a time when players live away from their parent clubs and are flown in by helicopters or private jets for training and games.

He said: “Look at agents now. They are getting paid enormous amounts of money so maybe it's something they can sell to the players, 'Look, I've got a private jet, a helicopter. I can get you to live here and you can play there'.

“They might buy into that. It might open their minds a bit because I just wonder where it is going next? The first innovation I saw surrounding players' welfare was the driver. Some players would have a driver, whether it was a friend or they were paying someone to drive them to training and back.

“Will that morph into something bigger like a helicopter or a private plane? There's a chance. Who knows whether we will see players' helipads at training grounds.

“But there's a chance that certain clubs of certain sizes will start to take a look at it. As long as you perform on the pitch then it will be good professionalism getting a helicopter rather than sitting in a car for four hours."

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