SEAN Dyche says there has been no contact from Everton, or any other club, and he is concentrating on his job at Turf Moor.

The Burnley boss has been linked with the vacant managerial position at Goodison Park, where ex-Clarets defender David Unsworth has been given a run of at least four games in caretaker charge following the sacking of Ronald Koeman earlier this week.

Dyche’s name was also mentioned as a possible successor to Craig Shakespeare at Leicester City, before former Southampton manager Claude Puel was appointed on Wednesday night.

Ahead of his fifth anniversary on Monday, the Clarets chief said he was “flattered” to be mentioned in connection with the posts but he insisted his only focus was on preparing his team to face Newcastle on Monday night.

“No. No contact from any clubs,” said Dyche when asked if Everton had been in touch. “I’ve said a few times of varying clubs that have been mentioned and nothing’s changed, you’re always flattered because it recognises the work myself and my staff do.

“You’re flattered by the fact some of your work is recognised.

“It’s other people’s story, it’s not mine, but it’s right that I get asked about it.

“Yet again it’s another good club. I’m respectful of all clubs in all situations, but I’m equally respectful of my situation here.”

Asked whether speculation preyed on his mind at all, Dyche replied: “No. Just get on with it.

“I’ve had the experience of those sort of links at various times, more so the last couple of years. I’ve just continued to get on with what I do here and that’s the focus.”

To that end, Dyche should mark his fifth anniversary in the Turf Moor dug-out on Monday night against the Magpies.

And he admitted to an element of surprise to reach half a decade at the helm.

“I am in the modern world of football, there’s so many differentials now of how quickly it change that you never know what’s around the corner,” he said.

“The building process that’s been done on and off the pitch here is good for everyone I think, and good for the game. I don’t think everyone wants managers to be changing every week. I certainly don’t. I think there’s a view of that in the bigger picture.

“The immediate view is all credit to all the different people involved in the five years that I’ve had here - players who have come and gone, the staff, the board and the fans for allowing the chance for ups and downs to be seen through, to continue the building process and to continue performing.”

Dyche hopes to welcome back Sam Vokes, after the striker missed last weekend’s defeat away to Manchester City with an abdominal strain, but is likely to be without record signing Chris Wood, who picked up a first-half hamstring injury.

“It’s promising with Vokesy. Woody is a maybe, we’ll have to wait and see,” said the Burnley boss.

“We’re pleased it’s nothing too major but whether it’s right for Monday we’ll have to wait and see.

“It’s settling already, it’s whether the game on Monday is right for him or not.

“Vokesy has got a stronger chance, he’s out on the grass so we think he’ll be available.”