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Mike Jackson remains focused on Burnley’s relegation battle

Mike Jackson remains focused on Burnley’s relegation battle

Mike Jackson remains focused on Burnley’s relegation battle and insists he ‘didn’t even think’ about his future with the Clarets after taking 11 points from seven games to put the club’s fate in their hands .

  • Jackson’s future hangs in the balance ahead of Sunday’s Burnley game
  • He was promoted from U23 coach to caretaker manager after Dyche was sacked
  • Jackson has previous management experience at Shrewsbury and Tranmere
  • Jackson has won three, drawn two and lost two of his seven games in charge

Mike Jackson could keep Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday but could look for a new job tomorrow.

Jackson has been kept in the dark about his future after being promoted from U23 manager to caretaker manager following Clarets chairman Alan Pace’s controversial decision to sack Sean Dyche with just eight games left in the game. the season.

With previous managerial experience at Shrewsbury and Tranmere, Jackson won three, drew two and lost two of his seven games in charge to take the club out of the bottom three.

Mike Jackson's future hangs in the balance ahead of Burnley's game with Newcastle

Mike Jackson’s future hangs in the balance ahead of Burnley’s game with Newcastle

They go into Sunday’s home clash with Newcastle knowing that thanks to a vastly superior goal difference they ‘only’ need to match Leeds’ result at Brentford, but even if they stay on their feet, Jackson, 49, has so far had no discussions about his future with Rhythm.

“We haven’t talked about it,” he said. “We didn’t even have time to think about it. There was no look at what I’m going to do next and what’s going to happen, I was fully focused on directing [Premier League] survival.

‘I’m crossing my fingers, everything is going as we wish and we will have a good Monday! But I don’t know what I’m going to do… I’ll let you know!

Jackson was promoted from U23 coach to caretaker manager after Sean Dyche was sacked

Jackson was promoted from U23 coach to caretaker manager after Sean Dyche was sacked

When asked if he wanted the job permanently if the Clarets stayed up, he replied: “I didn’t even think about it. All my thoughts have been about how we can achieve what we want to do.

He revealed Dyche – who was the longest-serving Premier League boss until he was sacked – has been in touch with his support for Jackson and his players.

“He texted me after games, but I don’t want to talk too much about it,” he added. “I’m sure he will also send his best wishes to the group.”

Depending on how Leeds fare, Burnley are in an odd situation where a draw could take them down, but a defeat could keep them going.

As it stands, Jackson has won three, drawn two and lost two of his seven games in charge.

As it stands, Jackson has won three, drawn two and lost two of his seven games in charge.

Jackson says he and his coaching staff will make sure they are fully aware of Leeds’ scoreline, but insists the best way to approach the game is to try to win it rather than score on Brentford to do them a favor.

“You just have to try to win your game,” he said. “We know there will be a lot of emotion, but it’s about reminding the players to stay focused on what we’re doing.”

“If you start thinking about other things, you can get carried away. You have to keep the intensity levels right, not too high or too low. If it’s too high, you can’t play at all. way, so we’ll try to find the right balance.

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