FORMER Clarets striker Ian Wright believes Sean Dyche could one day manage England.

The Turf Moor chief has added to his burgeoning reputation this season, guiding Burnley to sixth place in the Premier League.

That includes a four game unbeaten run away from home, with wins at Chelsea and Everton and draws at Tottenham and Liverpool, and Wright, who scored four goals in 15 games during his time with the Clarets, has been impressed with the work Dyche has done.

Former Arsenal striker Wright said he would take Dyche as a replacement for Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium, and also touted him for the Everton job should Ronald Koeman lose his position.

But Wright isn't sure either of those clubs would take a chance on Dyche, who celebrates five years with Burnley at the end of this month, and instead he believes the Clarets chief could be 'pushed' into taking the England job.

"I believe he is somebody that needs to go, at some stage, to the next level," Wright told BBC 5 Live, adding that is a "club who can play in Europe on a regular basis."

Asked if he would want the Burnley boss as the man to replace Wenger, Wright replied: "Yeah. The fact is, would they give Sean Dyche that job?

"In respect to how his team sets up when they're defending, he's obviously got acumen - but will he get a job like that? I don't think he will."

Instead Wright, who played for the Three Lions during his illustrious career, believes Dyche could one day take the national job.

"They'll probably start touting him for the England job," Wright said.

"We're so bereft of any manager that's good enough, that can take on the England job. If he carries on like he is he'll probably be pushed into that role."