Sports Team’s expertise helps secure new Manager’s contract for Burnley FC

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16/03/2016

Walker Morris advises Championship club on contract with manager Sean Dyche

Walker Morris recently advised Championship side, Burnley FC, on a new contract with manager Sean Dyche.

Sean Dyche took charge of the Clarets in 2012 and is currently the 11th longest-serving manager in English league football. The deal reinforces the commitment from both the Club and the manager to continue to improve the Club and build on this season’s push for promotion to the Premier League.

David Hinchliffe said:

“The new contract has provided Sean and the Club with renewed commitment and a solid platform to continue to build on the success of the Club. Sean, like all football club managers, has a crucial role in determining the success of the Club and being able to provide certainty around the role is good news for everyone involved with the Club.”

The Walker Morris Sports Team has extensive experience of advising Premier League, Championship and League 1 football clubs on the full range of legal issues including employment contracts, sponsorship agreements, real estate and planning and Club sales and purchases.

This latest announcement reinforces the Sports Team’s credentials for drafting and advising in relation to contracts for Managers, Assistant Managers and senior figures such as Technical Directors and Chief Executives.  The drafting of Sean Dyche’s Contract follows the Team’s previous work in drafting and advising in respect of the contracts for managers including  Alan Pardew, Eddie Howe, Ian Holloway and Neil Warnock.

Earlier this year, the Sports Team also advised Crystal Palace FC on its major investment by US businessmen Josh Harris and David Blitzer and more recently on the purchase of Bolton Wanderers FC.

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