SEAN Dyche insists he's not concerned with what people think of his managerial style, instead taking pride in how he's achieved success at Turf Moor.

The Clarets boss has passed five years in the dugout at Turf Moor and continues to earn plaudits for the job he has done with the Clarets.

That includes a first top-flight survival since 1975 last term and now a lighting start to the new season that sees Burnley currently sitting seventh.

While his stock couldn't be any higher in East Lancashire there remains a sense he is under-appreciated away from Turf Moor, with one theory that his playing style is held against him.

But after seeing his record back-to-back wins with a 1-0 success at Southampton last weekend, Dyche said when asked the perception of him as a manager: "I haven’t spoken about it in a negative way.

"Do I want my team to work hard? Yes. Did I work hard a player? Yes. Did I have my limitations? Probably less than people thought, I thought could I play and understood the game.

"Do I want the team to be organised? Absolutely. Do I want it to play? Yes. We can play better with the ball as well, we’re still trying to add that in.

"It’s about the effective nature of football and that’s all I ever use. Long ball, short ball, it’s about the right ball.

"It’s how you can work and be honest with your players. What skill set have they got? How can we mould that into a team that can effective?"

Dyche added: "I don’t over think what people think I’m about. I take great pride in what I think is right about football and what is appropriate for this group of players.

"The only thing that makes it really difficult is you're only judged on results. I believe in all of my staff and the players and what they give on a weekly basis.

"But people are just bothered about results. But it’s the only business I’ve ever been in, so I understand that."

Dyche has brought success to Burnley on a relatively mediocre budget, and the higher sums splashed out recently are money that has been earned through success on the pitch.

"You want to buy quality when you can get it but a big thing for me is to buy good players," Dyche said.

"I’ve got to win a game, I get that, but I like to see players moving forward in their careers.

"Age is not relevant to me, Michael Duff played in the Premier League at 37. Young or old isn’t relevant.

"I made a vow to myself when I became a coach with the U18s at Watford, I said ‘it’s about them now’. I’ve had my go, what have I learnt that I can offer them to move forward?

"The underbelly of results is that for me, that’s what keeps me really buzzing about working with players, it’s the ones who are hungry.

"You can buy them when they’re hungry. Woody is hungry. I think Corky is still hungry for more, and Corky has played a lot of Premier League football, but he still has a massive desire to keep moving forward and learning.

"It's a mixed bag, money doesn’t guarantee it but it is helpful, because quality in all of our lives at some point costs. We work at the levels we think are appropriate and we can still get the quality."