Burnley boss Sean Dyche’s focus remains on the job at hand at Turf Moor
Sean Dyche remains focused on continuing the remarkable job he has performed at Burnley.
While there have been tensions with chairman Mike Garlick as regards stretching the club’s finances in terms of transfers, and, more recently, with the departure of midfielder Jeff Hendrick at the end of his contract, Dyche is just getting on with his role, ahead of the shortened close season.
Dyche has been linked with the likes of Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Bournemouth, but all three posts remain filled at present, and one of, or both, Villa and the Cherries will be playing Championship football next season.
We have been here before, with Dyche frustrated at the relative lack of funds available, regularly over-performing despite being among the bottom end of the Premier League certainly in terms of fees, although wages are now around lower mid-table.
But, asked whether the speculation surrounding his future has been forgotten, Dyche said: “It has always been here since I have been here.
”It is not new ground, it was just more documented.
”I just get on with my work here as I always have done and I will do until things change whenever that day is.
”As I have said many times - things change in football, either you go somewhere or people have enough of you and want you out. That is the way it goes.
”All I do is work hard with the staff and the players to continue to do things right and try to attempt to get successes and in our world success is what has happened recently.
”That has been my clear focus.“