Chairman Alan Pace of New Burnley believes that a relationship with an American club might be likely in the future. Pace is managing partner of Delaware-based investment firm ALK Capital, which completed its acquisition of the Clarets on New Year’s Eve.
“There are probably some opportunities for Burnley, particularly in America, that I can think of that would be really great. Pace was formerly managing director of MLS club Real Salt Lake and ALK was on the verge of taking over Sheffield United in 2019. The 53-year-old, who lives in London and New York, expects to spend 80 percent of his time in Lancashire and held his first meeting with manager Sean Dyche.Asked if the longtime boss was what he expected, Pace, a staunch Mormon, said, “There are probably some possibilities for Burnley, especially in America, that I can think of that. He asked me a question I didn’t really think he would ask. He knew about my faith and how I felt about drinking-we don’t drink-and he asked if that applied to him. It doesn’t. “He asked me a question I really didn’t think he would ask. He knew about my religion and how I felt about drinking – we don’t drink – and he asked if that applied to him. It doesn’t. ” I still did not know what to expect. You hear a raspy voice when you hear him at a press conference. It’s a little firm. “I thought he was lovely. I think he’s a great guy. I think there’s a lot of things that we’re probably going to get along very, very well with, and I hope he sees it that way.”