Last Updated: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:20
Sean Dyche claimed he had no hesitation in accepting the offer of to become Burnley's new manager.
Following days of speculation, Dyche was confirmed as Eddie Howe's successor on Tuesday afternoon after putting pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
Having attended the Clarets' 4-0 defeat at Cardiff over the weekend, the delay over finalising his appointment led some sections of the Turf Moor support to speculate that Dyche had cold feet. But the former Chesterfield, Millwall and Watford centre-back insists the hold-up was down to nothing more than contractual formalities.
"It feels fantastic to be invited to be the manager of a great club," Dyche told Burnley's official website after taking training for the first time at Burnley's Gawthorpe training base along with assistant Ian Woan and first-team coach Tony Loughlan.
"It didn't take me any time at all to accept the role, despite popular misconceptions. I wasn't at home having the weekend to think about it. I decided instantly and we got on with things as quickly as we could, but things still need to be put into place contractually.
"I was at Cardiff on Saturday to have a look at that and it was finally great to get out with the players on Tuesday. This is a club in some kind of transition after a spell in the Premier League, but it is clearly a club that wants to build and move forward and I desperately want to be a part of that and make sure that we do that."
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