After the purchase of the Clarets by his ALK Capital group, New Burnley Chairman Alan Pace has vowed to be a different kind of loving owner. The deal was concluded in the early hours of New Year’s Eve and makes Burnley the Premier League’s latest foreign-owned club.
Pace was told in a lengthy online press conference that takeovers had all collapsed at other clubs in the North West, such as Blackburn, Wigan, Bolton and Blackpool. PRESS | Chairman Alan Pace is now talking to the media, live on Clarets+. WATCH – https://t.co/R0gUwYlt3N pic.twitter.com/66gNvlBQLm- Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) January 5, 2021He then said, “I don’t think you’ve ever seen anyone like me and you’ve certainly never seen anyone like me running a soccer club and interacting with the community and living in the community. “We really mean it when we say we’re worried about the long-term survival of this club as though we we “So we’re not going to do stupid things. So we’re not going to do stupid things. We may say stupid things that bother people, but we think we’re going to act differently and we’re going to show that in everything we do. “Loans were involved in buying ALK, which might set off alarm bells among fans, but I insisted that Pace, the former executive director of Real Salt Lake’s Major League Soccer, insisted. New president Alan Pace is a major fan of Burnley boss Sean Dyche (Michael Regan/PA) He said, “The loans we have involved in this transaction are absolutely reasonable and absolutely in line with what this club can sustain and will not affect the ability to operate on a day-to-day basis. ” Pace had a meeting with manager Sean Dyche and vowed to help him in the transfer window. Dyche made no secret of his indignation at not investing in players under the previous regime, leading to rumors at the club about his future. Pace cited the eight-year tenure of Dyche as a major factor in the interest of ALK in Burnley, along with the club’s community character and the chance for growth. The businessman said of his meeting with Dyche, ” the businessman said of his meeting with Dyche. ” We’re very, really big fans. We like continuity, we like longevity, and we see what a fantastic manager and leader he is. “He’s got some things he’s looking at (in the transfer window), we support what he’s looking at. “I’m not expecting Sean to be disappointed. I hope he is satisfied with the way we will help him and connect with him, and that will be our effort on a consistent basis. Pace does not want to make any bold promises, but Burnley obviously has aspirations that go beyond the annual battle against relegation and aims to extend the reach of the club globally. Looking forward to the @EmiratesFACup game on Saturday. Love the history of this great rivalry. #UTC #BURMKD http://t.co/AUJqlM7bxC- Alan Pace (@AlanPaceBFC) January 5, 2021He said, “Pace doesn’t want to make any rash promises, but clearly has ambitions for Burnley that go beyond the annual fight against relegation and plans to extend the club’s reach internationally.Looking forward to Saturday’s game in the @EmiratesFACup. Love the history of this great competition. #UTC #BURMKD https://t.co/AUJqlM7bxC- Alan Pace (@AlanPaceBFC) January 5, 2021He said, ” “I can’t give you a timeframe – who would have thought six months ago we’d be going into another lockout – so the hard part is not knowing what’s next for us in the short term. “But I can assure you, if we’re lucky enough to still be here in 20 years, this club’s goals will be quite different. “Pace divides his time between New York and London, but calculates that from now on he will spend 80% of his time in the North West, while restrictions from the corona virus have so far restricted his Burnley experience to “Turf Moor and Tesco.” I’m not going to be the guy who rewires the WiFi, but I’m going to make sure it’s fixed because I can’t bear it, but I’m going to be very hands-on because it’s very different. @AlanPaceBFC, our new chairman, expresses his enthusiasm for the future at Burnley F. C. #UTC pic.twitter.com/kRg5jXUQYm- Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) December 31, 2020 “I’ve seen a few things that need to change and you don’t do that unless you live in it every day. But that’s not to diminish the work of those who are doing a significant job, which they have done so far and will continue to do. “Part of the hands-on approach of Pace is that he is very active on Twitter and communicates openly.