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Burnley’s new chairman believes MLS partnership can be beneficial

Wed 06 January 2021 | 9:30

Alan Pace, who is a managing partner of Burnley’s new owners, ALK Capital investment group, discussed his vision for Burnley during an online press conference on Tuesday.

Responding to the idea of partnering with an MLS club,



“Yes, it’s crossed our minds.

“There’s probably some opportunities, especially in America, for Burnley that I can see that would be really great going forward. I’d like to see that.”

Former chief executive of MLS club,

Real Salt Lake


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expects to spend 80 per cent of his time in Lancashire and reveals he has held his first meeting with manager

Sean Dyche


Asked if the Clarets’ boss was what he had expected, the 53-year-old said:

“Not exactly.

“He asked me a question that I really didn’t think he would ask. He knew of my religion and how I felt about drinking – we don’t drink – and he asked does that apply to him. No, it doesn’t.

“I loved our conversation, I think he’s a great guy. I didn’t really know what to expect. You hear him in the press conference, you hear a raspy voice, it’s a little firm.

“I found him lovely. I think he’s a great guy. I think there’s a lot of stuff that we are probably going to get on with very, very well and I hope he feels the same way.”

source: SportMob