Former Burnley goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Sean Dyche, among other English managers, is overlooked for his achievements.
The Clarets chief has guided his side to 10th in the Premier League this season and looks set to secure a fifth straight campaign in the top flight.
Given Dyche has also masterminded two promotions from the Championship and led the Clarets into Europe, Robsinon, who spent two years at Turf Moor, believes the Burnley chief should get more credit.
And the former England international feels his old boss could manage one of the top clubs in the country.
Dyche has been linked with a move to Crystal Palace in recent weeks but seldom gets mentioned when the big six jobs come up, something Robinson feels is wrong.
The 40-year-old, speaking to Football Insider, was giving his views on the Newcastle United situation, with the club's prospective new owners likely to replace Steve Bruce, and Robinson took the opportunity to champion the cause of the British manager - including Dyche.
Asked if Bruce could compete with the league’s leading managers, Robinson said: “I do not see why he should not have the opportunity.
“Managers get pigeon-holed sometimes – the likes of Steve Bruce, Sam Allardyce and Sean Dyche.
“I would love to see these managers given an opportunity and a budget with the players that other so-called 'top managers' get.
“Dyche has done an outstanding job at Burnley. He never gets mentioned for top jobs because he is not fashionable – but why not?
“They know how to get results and I would love to see them given the opportunity to adapt and experiment with their managerial style.”
Dyche joined Burnley in October 2012 and is the second longest-serving manager in the top flight behind Eddie Howe.