Watford boss Sean Dyche: 'I've been sounded out for other jobs but loyalty works both ways'
3:21pm Monday 11th June 2012 in Latest Football News
Watford manager Sean Dyche admits he is flattered to be linked with other clubs but stressed "loyalty works both ways".
Dyche enjoyed an excellent debut season as he guided the Hornets to 11th place in the Championship, despite having one of the lowest budgets in the division.
The 40-year-old was promoted from assistant to manager following Malky Mackay's departure to Cardiff City last summer.
He revealed agents have contacted him with regards to other positions, reportedly Birmingham City and Hull City, but distanced himself from a move away from Vicarage Road.
"It has been very flattering to be linked with some high-profile vacancies, and I have had one or two agents sounding me out since the end of the season," he said.
"But quite honestly I am very happy at Watford. I really appreciated the chance given to me a year ago when I was made manager after Malky (Mackay) went to Cardiff, and loyalty works both ways.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my first season; it was a great learning curve for me in so many ways and I loved every minute. To be within touching distance of the play-offs was very encouraging and hopefully we can continue to make more progress next season.
"Obviously I'm an ambitious person, but my ambition right now is to build on what we achieved last season and make Watford competitive in a very tough league."