Sunday 22 July 2018

Sean Dyche has a gruff voice because he ate worms, according to former teammate

Sean Dyche has impressed during his time in charge of Burnley
Sean Dyche has impressed during his time in charge of Burnley

Callum Davis

Burnley manager Sean Dyche used to enjoy eating earthworms according to his former Bristol City teammate, Soren Andersen.

Anderson claims Dyche used to eat worms from the ground before every training session during his time at Bristol City in the late nineties.

“He had exactly the same voice," Anderson told Danish podcast,  Fodboldministeriet. "Maybe the voice comes from eating rainworms (Danish term for earthworms), because every time we trained, he used to eat rainworms."

“Yes, he did. It was horrible, I’ve never experienced anything like it. It was like: ‘whoops, there’s a rainworm’ and then he ate it.

“It was a bit disgusting and very strange. He was a good player, and I enjoyed being around him, but the thing with the worms was really strange.

"There was always these worms around. And everybody always commented on it as being disgusting and complained a bit.

“So I think maybe it was as a kind of a provocation, and to show us that it wasn’t something, we should focus on or care about, he just ate one or two.”

Burnley are currently seventh in the Premier League, just five points adrift of sixth-place Arsenal.

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