Pulis: Dyche in my top three EPL managers

West Brom manager Tony Pulis has directed praise at Burnley boss Sean Dyche, claiming he is one of the top three managers in the Premier League.

The Baggies' next game is away at Burnley, where Dyche has led his side to 10 wins in 17 top-flight fixtures this season, and Pulis expects a tough encounter.

The Clarets have performed beyond expectation this campaign, sitting in 14th position with 39 points, and Pulis believes it is down to the quality of their manager.

“He’s got promoted straight away with a club that had been relegated the year before,” Pulis told the BBC. “And they could end up in the top half of the Premier League with a small budget. He’s done fantastic.

“I won’t tell you who I put down as my winner but Sean was in my top three.

“There’s some very good British managers in the Premier League,” he added. “I think people overlook them because there are new managers, fresh managers coming in.

"There’s lots of managers who might not win so many games as the top clubs. But if you put it into perspective they’re actually not doing a bad job.

"That's not just myself, that’s people at the smaller clubs who overachieve year after year."

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