Sean Dyche explains why he had to apologise to Arsene Wenger after Arsenal clash
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has revealed he had to apologise to former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger – for giving him a "rubbish" red wine after a game.
Dyche, who admits he is "certainly not an aficionado" of fine wines, says all rival managers are offered the same standard of wine following matches at Turf Moor.
But the 48-year-old was embarrassed to give it to legendary Gunners boss Wenger, reckoning the Frenchman is probably used to far better vintages.
"We just pour out the rubbish that the club offers us," Dyche said in quotes reported by The Sun.
"I remember Arsene Wenger was always very kind and gracious with us after games, home and away. I'm not sure it was his bag to go into rooms. I was always welcome in his room and he came into ours.
"We once gave him a glass of red and as he put it to his lips, I thought, 'This is going to be interesting.'
"I doubt he normally drinks the kind of red that we had in our office after a game. But anyway that made me smile. I did apologise to him before it actually went into his mouth.
"I thought that's not quite the usual red he's used to. We tend to keep the usual standard stuff that we're given by the club in there. We don't really change that for anyone."
Dyche admitted his own wine collection was nowhere near as extensive as that of another legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, who sold part of his collection for £2.3million at auction six years ago.
"I'm certainly not an aficionado," said Dyche. "I know bits and bobs. I'm certainly no Alex Ferguson, he sold about six million bottles.
"I've got a friend who is restauranteur who advises me what I should be drinking and he gets me a nice drop or two.
"One of my ex players Dave Jones gave me a fantastic bottle back in the day as a gift, a bottle of Pauillac, which I still haven't opened but I think I'm going to. I've been holding that one back.
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