LONGEVITY is something that Sean Dyche is proud of, as he prepares to celebrate eight years as Burnley manager next week.

And his successes at Turf Moor have led to some bookmakers installing the Clarets boss as favourite for the England hotseat should it become available any time soon.

Gareth Southgate has come in for criticism for selections and performances in recent Nations League games, leading to lists being drawn as to who might replace him.

Dyche tops some of them, as a 4/1 shot.

But the Burnley boss is not reading too much into it. Nor is it an opportunity he has considered at this stage of his career.

“I’m not thinking that there’s anything factual in things like that when they go out, if people think that - I’m not a gambler myself, but people are probably - I can only imagine - trying to make money rather than worry about these things," said Dyche.

“I’m not overthinking that, Gareth is doing a nice job, going along nicely.

“I’m not too worried about that.

“Look, it’s a completely different job. I know Gareth a little bit, it’s a completely different way of working - not the game, away from the game, having long periods without games."

As to whether it's something on his radar, he added: “Often I think it’s possibly the timing, getting the opportunity, family/private life has to be in place - total scrutiny on those jobs, I certainly think my kids are too young to be worried about whether their dad is hot or not as the case may be, they have enough of that in their lives.

“All of that has to be factored in, and then sometimes just career opportunities, getting the opportunities at the right time.

“But they’re all things miles away from my thinking at the moment, that’s for sure."