SEAN Dyche believes he will only truly reflect on his Turf reign years after it has come to an end.

The Clarets chief has enjoyed another stunning season with Burnley, steering the club to a highest league finish in 44 years and qualification for Europe for the first time in 51 years.

That follows two promotions from the Championship and survival in the Premier League last term during his reign at the club, which began in October 2012.

But while Dyche admits he can savour the success this summer, the relentless nature of the game and the focus on moving the club forward again means any reflection is only fleeting.

“In between, we’ve had a couple of windows to enjoy it, but very quickly the reality comes back,” Dyche said of Burnley’s successes.

“But I don’t think this period of my management career, or even my life, is that relevant now.

“When it’s fresh, we keep on moving forward. When I got here, people were reflecting on teams from 10 to 15 years before, so this period, whenever it ends for me, will probably be spoken about in 15 to 20 years time, and then it can be weirdly enjoyed in a different kind of that, that nostalgia that comes with that.

“But now, we just keep going forwards.”

For Dyche and Burnley moving forward next year is heading for Europe.

The seventh place finish in the Premier League secured Europa League football, with the Clarets starting in the second qualifying round on July 26.

That has had an effect on planned pre-season friendlies being rearranged, while the players will also be back in pre-season training earlier than usual.

Dyche admitted the Europa League qualifiers will be factored in as pre-season games, but said the continental competition will be taken seriously, with Burnley needing to get through three qualifying rounds to reach the group stage.

“The planning for when it starts, that changes obviously, dates change, which we’ve already agreed, five days we move forward, certain games we had in pre-season will now be lost,” Dyche added.

“The games will be factored in as part of pre-season, just because they have to be, not because we’re not taking them seriously, but they have to be part of it, because the Premier League is still where it’s at - the brand, the kudos, the money, everything is still very powerful.

“For a club like ours, European football is incredible, but we have to keep reminding ourselves the Premier League is the most powerful thing.”

The added complication of Europa League football could force Dyche to alter his starting XI more regularly given the possibility of Thursday-Sunday fixtures.

Rotation could be helpful in goal, with Nick Pope and Tom Heaton pushing each other for the starting spot, while there is competition for places across the squad when everyone is fit.

But where possible making wholesale changes is a scenario Dyche will try to avoid, instead backing his players to cope with the increased demands.

“I personally don’t like the idea of rotation, I like the idea of picking a team that can win, that’s my focus,” he said.

“In the Championship we had a lot more games, and the travel, nowadays, even us can have private jets.

“Seven and a half hours on a coach to Ipswich, that was my first away trip, so we’ve had our share of travelling, our lads will be alright.”