THE latest international break offers Sean Dyche a chance to 'get my head out of the sand' as he reflects on his time at Turf Moor.

The Clarets chief recorded his 100th league win as a manager in last weekend's success at Goodison Park, with 84 of them coming in charge of Burnley.

In total Dyche has led the Clarets into action 227 times and at the end of this month he will celebrate five years in charge at Turf Moor.

The Burnley boss admits the action is often so relentless as a manager that there is little time to look back, but a two week break might give Dyche the chance to reflect on the rise from Championship also-rans when he arrived, to sixth in the Premier League as things stand.

"Now and again you have to get your head out of the sand. What we do as managers is relentless. Now and again you have to look around once in a while," Dyche said.

"I’m well aware the movement the club has made on and off the pitch from when I got here to where it is now.

"It’s fantastic what the community do here, there was one staff member when I got here, there’s know about 100. They’re doing amazing stuff, that's growth in the club on and off the pitch.

"The training ground is an obvious one, a marker of how far the club has moved forward.

"The trading model of the club, the amount spent, some fantastic sums of money, I never thought we’d spend those sums when I first got here.

"We’re trying to move everything forward, there’s some real serious markers, the health of the club is amazing."

Dyche is the seventh longest serving manager out of the 92 Football League clubs, but he praised a collective effort that contributes to the success at Turf Moor.

While the man in charge will receive plenty of plaudits in the run up to his fifth anniversary, he is quick to share some of that out to his staff and players, as well as those who work in the offices and the board.

"There’s a lot of good work done, but not just by me," he said. "Different groups of players have done fantastically well, my staff, most are still with me, have done a great job, the people in the offices as well, the board, it’s not just about me and I never think it is.

"There’s a lot of people that have to work very hard to continue what we’re doing."

Such has been the meteoric rise of the Clarets under Dyche that the question now is what can the next five years hold?

Having stayed up in the Premier League for the first time last season Burnley have made a flying start to this campaign, with eight points taken from away games at Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton.

But the Turf chief is refusing to look any further than next weekend's resumption of league duties, and a clash with West Ham at Turf Moor.

"It’s very difficult to plan five minutes, let alone five years, in this business. You’re only as good as your next result. It’s one game at a time," he said.