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Burnley Manager Sean Dyche Gives, Without Doubt, The Greatest Press Conference Of All Time

Burnley Manager Sean Dyche Gives, Without Doubt, The Greatest Press Conference Of All Time

Burnley manager Sean Dyche got massively sidetracked in a recent press conference when a journalist said he looked like Mick Hucknall from 80's pop band Simply Red - and it's comedy gold from start to finish.

The 49-year-old was speaking to the press ahead of Burnley's upcoming Premier League clash against Manchester City on Wednesday night when things took a seriously wild turn.

"Has anyone ever told you that you look like Mick Hucknall?" a journalist asks.

The ever-charismatic Dyche then proceeds to give arguably the greatest speech in press conference history. Just check this out.

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If you haven't got five minutes spare to watch the clip, here's a transcript from SportingNews of Dyche's incredible rant.

"Apparently, I look very much like Chris Evans too. I can't see it personally speaking but apparently I do," begins the Kettering-born manager. "That's a fair point you make.

"Lockdown is really hard, boring, so we're just having a natter, just trying to show some humanity in the world...you ask me a silly question, I give you a silly answer and we may as well not bore the world to death.

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"We're raising ourselves to 'lookalikeys', 'lookalikeys' make the world go round. Have you never sat in the pub, though that feels like a distant memory, with your mates and just found lookalikes? It's the best fun you'll ever have...

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Dyche continued, saying: "Have you ever seen the kids film Up? You know the little man with the glasses? I swear to you, we were playing away at Sunderland and a live, human version of that man was there.

"I was nudging the lads to look and they were crying, it was the best 'lookalikey' I've ever had. It was literally the guy. I even wanted to get a selfie...

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"If you want to get to the depth of real reporting, go round the Premier League and ask all the Premier League managers if they play the 'lookalikey' game?'

"And if they give you a boring answer, we'll drive down and we'll slap them with a wet fish. Everyone should play 'lookalikeys'.

"Much more fun than you asking me whether we're going to play a 4-4-2..."

Featured Image Credit: OptaSport/Twitter

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Sean Dyche, press conference, Premier League, Burnley

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.