SEAN Dyche believes he's the last of a dying breed of managers after penning a new contract at Burnley that could take him close to a decade in charge at Turf Moor.

Dyche handed the Clarets a huge boost by signing a new four-and-a-half year deal at the club, ending the cycle of rolling contracts he's been on in recent seasons.

The new deal will run until the end of the 2021/22 season and will leave Dyche just a few months short of 10 years in charge, but he believes such longevity is unlikely to be commonplace in the game in the future

“At 46, I’m still moving forward. I don’t think I’m the real deal," he said. "I’m still learning about the business and the players. It is a challenge that we face, particularly with the market place the way it is.

"I don’t think the future of management is staying at a club as long as I’ve stayed already, never mind going beyond that.

"The demands now are so instant that it's going to get more and more difficult. The coaches of the future may be nomadic, they just pop in and pop out of clubs.

"I don’t think that’s good for football but I think it’s the future. The demands are so high now for instant success, and just not success as winning but branding, why aren’t you playing this way and why aren’t you playing that way? Why aren’t you developing players?

"I think the demands are so high that I don’t think the future of management is long term. I think it’s going to be shorter and shorter. Not to the point of chaos but it will be one-season style management. I think that could be the future."

Dyche had been on a rolling contract recently and his future was the source of speculation in October and November when he was linked with the Everton and Leicester City jobs.

But Burnley chairman Mike Garlick approached Dyche about a possible long-term deal in the final months of 2017. 

"It’s something that the chairman felt was important," he said. "The chairman spoke to me over the last couple of months and said to me ‘what are your thoughts?’. We had a good chat about where it’s all at, the continued progress and how to get there and he felt a big part of it was me staying.

“I’m very pleased to have come to an agreement which works for everyone.”

The new contract is worth around £3.5million-a-year and cements Dyche's position as the highest paid employee at Turf Moor.

Asked about the decision to pen a more long-term deal, he said: "All it was, different contracts mean different things for different reasons, simple as that. This is just a different way of looking at the same situation. 

"We both felt it was a more definite thing to say there it is, we want you to continue the good work you’re doing, and your staff, and we want everyone to be facing the right direction."