On April 15th, Burnley confirmed they have parted ways with manager Sean Dyche after a series of poor results left them in the relegation zone.
The Premier League side also announced their U23 manager, Mike Jackson, would be in charge for their clash against West Ham United.
Jackson helped Burnley pick up a point against the Hammers and he’s been the caretaker boss since then. He’s guided the Clarets to three league victories over Southampton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford.
The latest result has helped the club get out of the relegation zone. They are now level on points with 18th placed Leeds United, with goal difference separating the two sides. Despite Burnley’s recent good run, there have been reports linking them to other coaches.
Claims in the English press have mentioned FK Bodø/Glimt manager Kjetil Knutsen as one of the candidates for Burnley. After the Norwegian side’s 1-1 draw against Lillestrøm, the 53-year-old was quizzed about the recent links by TV2.
“I have found that I should read quite a bit. I think that’s pretty clever. I am informed about quite a lot, but I read quite a bit,” Knutsen said.
When pressed if there has been contact from Burnley and whether he would like to coach them, he explained: “I have no comment on that. I want to train Bodø/Glimt. I’m going to repeat something that I’ve said a hundred times. If you’re not 100 percent where you are, consider doing something else. This is how I attack every single working day.”