SEAN Dyche insists speculation linking him with the Everton job is a sign of the progress he has made at Burnley.

The Clarets chief marked five years in the job at Turf Moor this week, but he remains a leading contender to be named next Everton boss as the Toffees seek a replacement for Ronald Koeman.

David Unsworth is still in temporary charge at Goodison Park and will do until at least Sunday's Premier League clash with Watford.

But Everton could then look to make a permanent appointment during the international break and Dyche remains amongst the bookies favourites to take the role.

However, a report stating the Blues would make an approach this week that appeared on Tuesday were incorrect, and Dyche insists he is just getting on with his job at Burnley while the speculation remains just that.

The links with the vacancy at Goodison arrived just a week after similar speculation linking with the Leicester City job, which eventually went to Claude Puel.

"I’ve been fortunate in a way that I’ve had these questions a few times during my career. It’s a sign that you’re doing something right," he said.

"I just get on with it and I am still here. It’s not about bored or not bored, it’s the lie of the land, I just keep working hard."

Dyche said his players were used to speculation.

"They have grown accustomed to it over the last few years," he said. "They have links, I have links. It’s part of the relative success we’ve had as individuals and a club."