Battle of the English managers

December 10, 2016
Burnley's Steven Defour (right) and Watford's Nordin Amrabat battle for the ball during their English Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley, England. Burnley won 2-0.
Liverpool's Sadio Mané (left) and AFC Bournemouth's Nathan Aké battle for the ball during the English Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England, on December 4. Bournemouth won 4-3.
Burnley's Stephen Ward (left) and Arsenal's Theo Walcott compete for the ball during the English Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley, on October2. Arsenal won 1-0.
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There's a meeting today between two of the league's four English managers. What is surprising is that only Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, rather than Burnley counterpart Sean Dyche, was seriously linked with the England coaching job when it came up twice this year.

In its second-ever top-flight campaign, Bournemouth is 10th in the 20-team standings after beating Liverpool last weekend by winning 4-3 from 3-1 down.

Burnley, after making an instant return to the Premier League, is 15th.

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