SEAN Dyche is adamant he won't still be in management at the age of 65 - but he hasn't put a date on when he plans to walk away from the game.

The Clarets boss, 47, has no intention of following in the footsteps of West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini, who is in charge at the London Stadium having turned 65 in September.

Dyche quoted Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave when he said 'you can shoot me' if he's still in management at that age, although Redgrave famously did climb back into a boat after his declaration.

The Turf Moor boss, who celebrated six years in charge earlier this week, is adamant he will have walked away from the game by the time he's 65, although he doesn't have a retirement plan just yet.

"My missus says every year that I’m here: ‘Is it time?’ I’ve been away for six years," said Dyche.

"I don’t know. I wouldn’t be clever enough to think you can choose. Retirement in football sometimes happens.

"Suddenly, you haven’t got a club and no one wants you. I don’t think you can choose it. There are some managers who could probably go, ‘Yeah, I’ve had enough,’ because they’ll always get another club. But I don’t think I’m in that category."

The decision to hang up that white shirt and black suit isn't imminent for Dyche though, who is still relishing the demands of the job.

"I’m still a long way from deciding that I’ve had enough. I still love the demands here. Who knows what comes next? But I still love the demands of being here," the Clarets chief said.

"When times are tricky, it’s just as enjoyable in a weird way as it is when it’s great times. It’s good fuel for you as a manager, because you get stretched more.

"When you get a time like this, with the Europe League and a few question marks, I quite like that. It’s like: ‘Come on. You’re getting stretched a bit. What are you going to do about it?’ It keeps you going. Not just in football, in life."

Plenty of managers have worked in to their 70s, unable to give up the addiction to the game, with Roy Hodgson still going strong at 71, while Arsene Wenger, now 69, insists he'll be back in the game next year.

But Dyche doesn't have that obsession for the the game, even if he is obsessed with dragging the best out of Burnley.

"I’m not football obsessed. I’m obsessed with what we do, but I’m not football obsessed," he said.

"I don’t go home and watch every single bit of football. I couldn’t, because I like to see my kids at some point.

"I’m not obsessed with it. I’m more obsessed with the people in it, not the game. The game comes with the people. I like working with the people, and seeing if we can get more out of them.

"It just happens to be packaged up in football. It’s packaged up in everything. I like that side of it, motivating and working with people. Can we get better? Can we improve? Me included."

On whether he'll still be going strong at 65, Dyche said: "No. I won’t be in management at 65. If I am – what was the famous quote from Steve Redgrave? You can shoot me. I won’t say the middle word, but you can… shoot me.

"I don’t think it’ll be that kind of game in the future for management, whether for good, bad or indifferent. It’ll change. The demands of the instant nature of management will change the viewpoint of longevity from the manager’s point of view.

"It’s going to be a future of hopping around clubs, I think. It’ll be a one-season mentality, possibly. There will be fewer people like me and Eddie (Howe) who stay at clubs for a long time."