Burnley boss Sean Dyche has said that English managers no longer get considered for roles at top clubs, claiming that they don't get the 'same kudos' as foreign managers.

The 45-year-old has been tipped to take over at Arsenal if Arsene Wenger leaves this summer by former Gunners midfielder Paul Merson, who said: "Why not?"

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"He would go in and liven it up. He's a good coach. With the players he's got now he plays a certain way, if he was at Arsenal he wouldn't play that way.

"He should get another job, I don't want to be disrespectful to Burnley but he should be the next one in line. For me, that's how it works. He's done brilliantly."

But Dyche has dismissed speculation, stating that it is 'highly unlikely' that an English manager should land a big role in the Premier League.

"I think it's highly unlikely that English managers are getting massive jobs in the Premier League, at the moment," he said, as quoted by ​ITV Sport.

"Maybe over time the feeling about football changes. I just don't think English managers have still got the kudos of some of their foreign counterparts. That's not a big deal, that's the nature of what it is at the moment.

"I think for Arsenal I need some more experience, more depth to my experience, more growth as a manager and I think it's fair to say that we're working hard at what we do here."

He added: "I just think it's a reality, I don't think it's sad at all. The nature of the market is that.

"There's some really good British managers out there. Tony (Pulis) is well versed in what's going on. Alan Pardew was spoken about as the England manager, then a few months later was out of a job because of the complexities of football. He is still a top-class manager. There's Sam Allardyce, of course, Eddie Howe is doing a fantastic job down at Bournemouth.

"I just don't think they're thought of in the same way sometimes as what their foreign counterparts are. There's no angle in that, I just think it's the reality of where it's at.

"They (Arsenal) have got a top-class manager, they've got one already and if anyone wants him out they'll probably look and say, 'Shall we get the same version of him in?' I think he's top class personally."

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