Above dyche’s Burnley or above dyche in the same job
Um, above Burnley and probably marginally better than Dyche in the same job. Allardyce is basically to me a more experienced version of Dyche. I don't see Dyche trying anything much new, in fact he played safe for practically half the season after they had a good start. Maybe I'm not giving Dyche his due, but I think they'll really struggle playing the same football again next season when also playing extra European games. I'd not be surprised to see them fighting relegation.
Again, this is not meant as endorsement of Allardyce but if he'd had the whole season here we'd have finished above Burnley through grinding out more dull points. However, if our aim is to be defensively strong as our way to break into the top four (which in principle I could be ok with) the likes of Simeone have shown that can be mixed with more of an interesting attacking threat, and we need someone who understands that.