WHEN Jack Cork was mulling over a move to Burnley it was a conversation with Sean Dyche that sealed the deal for him.

The midfielder was a revelation for the Clarets last season, playing every minute of the Premier League campaign as Burnley finished seventh.

Cork proved to be a bargain at £8million, with Swansea surely ruing the decision to allow him to swap the Liberty Stadium for Turf Moor a year ago.

The 29-year-old has now revealed the role Dyche played in the move, convincing him to return to the club, a move which paid dividends with a first England cap in November.

Asked about the impact of Dyche on the club, Cork said: "He’s done a great job, he was one of the main reasons I signed.

"I spoke to him and he talked me into coming, he’s been great with us.

"You can trust what he says and we can put it on the pitch."

Dyche will celebrate six years in charge at Turf Moor in October and he still has four years remaining on the new deal he signed in January.

He will lead the Clarets into Europe this season and based on Cork's assessment will be key in the transfer market again as he sells the vision of the club to potential new recruits. "Yeah, he does," said Cork.

"I remember speaking to him on the phone and talking to him about things had changed here and how it was different.

"He explained what it was like to work here and he really sold it to me. Ever since then he’s stuck to his word and it’s been great."

Dyche has also moulded a close-knit squad at Turf Moor.

Cork added: "It’s a real good squad, everyone trusts each other and we do what we’re told on the pitch. It’s a good place to be playing at the minute."

Having secured a highest league finish in 44 years, the challenge for Burnley now is to back it up, especially with European football thrown into the mix this season.

"The Premier League is always tough, if you make mistakes you get punished," he said.

"We need to be right at it from the start of the season and we go in with the same mentality as last season."