SEAN Dyche will toast six years at the helm at Turf Moor today and insists he's still enjoying the job, despite the challenges being faced this season.

The Clarets boss is the fifth longest serving manager among the 92 Premier League and Football League clubs and he's enjoyed plenty of success in his half-a-dozen years at Burnley.

Dyche was unable to celebrate with a win at the weekend, with his side losing 4-0 to Chelsea, but he is still relishing the challenge at Turf Moor, even if it is proving tougher this term.

The rise reached a pinnacle last season with a seventh place finish and a return to European competition after 51 years away, but that busy spell of Europa League qualifying action has left the Clarets down in 15th this season.

"I've enjoyed it all and I continue to do so, the challenge at the moment is slightly different. We've had so many games this season, coming out of the Europa League, trying to make sense of it," said Dyche.

"We've had a lot of good times here, we had to fight for the first six or seven months and then since then it's been a lot of good stuff.

"There's been new challenges this season and that's been good for me and the staff, that puts you back at stretch, what can we get from these players? What can they give to the cause?

"Those things keep you mentally active and I've been pleased with that side of it since I've been here, there's always been the next challenge to look for."

Dyche arrived at a time when the Clarets were a bottom half Championship side, but he has transformed them into a Premier League outfit, with this season their third in a row in the top flight.

"We punch above our weight, people still question me for, it's just a fact," he said.

"Burnley has been punching above its weight for many, many years and it will do for many years after me, but I've enjoyed that fact. I've enjoyed the mentality in these parts from fans, the club and the group."

Dyche may look like the same man who walked through the door for the first time on October 30, 2012, but while he insists his key values remain the same, his time at Turf Moor has also changed him in some ways.

"You can't help but feel different because of all the different experiences we've had," he added.

"A lot of what my core is about is the same, the things I hoped to bring then and are still there now and burning brightly."