Memories of the Premier League are fresh for all four teams and, for varying reasons, they have all felt it necessary to change their manager in pursuit of one goal - a return to English football's elite.
departure came after days of speculation about his future and months of protests from Blackburn supporters.
Blackburn chicken interrupts Wigan match
Struggles on the pitch, culminating in relegation on a rainy night in May when a marauding chicken decked in Blackburn colours stole the show, plus the failure of owners Venky's to deliver on their promise of high-profile signings, proved too much for the majority of fans.
“Four points against two of the top teams in this division is something to be very proud of”
"Four points against two of the top teams in this division is something to be very proud of," the former Scotland striker told BBC Radio Manchester. "I see signs that we're heading in the right direction."
Defender Sam Ricketts added: "He's a very modern, forward-thinking manager. Attention to detail is what he's all about and that's what I like.
"What he's brought in is a defensive system where everyone knows each other's jobs.
"I'll know what the central midfielders should be doing, I'll know what the left-winger should be doing, and likewise they'll know what I should be doing.
"He's taken the grey areas out of defending. Everything's black and white and it makes us a more solid unit."
And, in his first two games at least, Dyche has solved Burnley's defensive problems.
They had conceded 29 times in 13 league games, but Dyche's record currently reads: played two, won two, with two clean sheets.
Right-back Kieran Trippier told BBC Radio Lancashire: "We all discussed that we needed to do more on our concentration and our defending work.
"We gave our ideas to the gaffer, he took them on board and helped us with them. In the last two games, we've had two clean sheets and we've been brilliant.
"He has got a hunger about him. He wants to win every game. I'm not saying Eddie Howe didn't have that, but I think the gaffer has a bit more of that. He tells you how it is a bit more and that's what we like."
three-and-a-half-year stint as Blackpool manager will be remembered as one of the greatest periods in the club's history.
Promotion to the Premier League, a brave battle against the drop, another appearance in a play-off final; the likeable Bristolian wrote himself into Blackpool folklore, and not just as a result of his
zany and entertaining soundbites.
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