Last Updated: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:20
Burnley co-chairmen John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick have proclaimed new manager Sean Dyche as the "outstanding candidate" to replace Eddie Howe.
The Clarets confirmed the end of an 18-day search to replace Howe, who returned to Bournemouth due to family reasons, with the appoitnment of former Watford boss Dyche on a two-and-a-half-year contract.
Dyche took training with the Burnley squad for the first time on Tuesday morning as preparations began for Wolves' visit to Turf Moor on Saturday, and Banaszkiewicz and Garlick later paid tribute to the 41-year-old in a joint statement.
It read: "Sean was the outstanding candidate following an extensive and structured interviewing process to find the right manager to fit in with our vision for the club. He is a natural leader with real presence who did a marvellous job at Watford last season in his first managerial role at a club with its roots firmly in the community.
"His commitment to a very strong and successful youth system was clear at a club with close parallels to our own, and Sean is especially keen to develop stronger links between Burnley Football Club and the local community.
"These attributes, complemented by a fantastic ability to maximise resources in taking Watford to their highest position since relegation from the Premier League in 2007, make us confident Sean is the right man to take this club forward."
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