SEAN Dyche’s stamp is ‘all over’ Burnley Football Club, according to former Clarets defender and current under-23s boss Michael Duff.

Former centre back Duff is delighted to see Dyche sign a new four-and-a-half year deal at Turf Moor and he is relishing the chance to continue learning from the Burnley boss as he continues his own fledgling coaching career.

Dyche put speculation over his future to bed by signing a long-term contract at the club as he continues to drive Burnley forward.

Duff was part of the success as a player until he hung his boots up at the end of the 2015/16 season, coaching the under-18s for a year before stepping up to the under-23s this season.

He said: “If you look at this place his stamp is all over the club, so to have the security is good, it’s good for the players as well, it’s a win-win situation.

“What they’ve achieved at first team level is unbelievable and they just keep adding and adding.

“It’s impossible to keep adding at the rate we’ve gone but if you look at the squad now compared to the first time we got promoted, you look at the facilities between now and the first time we got promoted, it’s all improved and it’s about constantly striving for improvement.”

That success on the pitch has been remarkable, with two promotions, including the Championship title, and Burnley now sit seventh in the Premier League with 11 games of this season to go.

But Duff highlights the transformation off the pitch as well, adding: “It’s the way people are, it’s not just about what happens on the pitch, that’s what people see.

“What people don’t see if what is expected of staff members when you’re in the office, when you’re in the canteen, everyone is expected to behave in a certain sort of way.

“Off the field there is a lot of good things happen. It’s an old-fashioned situation where everything goes through the manager.”

Duff is regularly around the first team management and coaching staff thanks to the design of the Barnfield Training Centre.

He admits he would be ‘pretty stupid’ if he wasn’t trying to learn off Dyche as he begins his own journey into potential management.

“I’m in the morning meeting every morning so I have a lot of contact with him, which is good,” the 40-year-old said.

“I think he values me, I don’t think he’d have given me the job if he didn’t, I don’t think it was a case of give him a job because he’s been here a few years.

“I pick his brain constantly, I’m on the earpiece at home games for the bench and give my little input at half-time. I’d be pretty stupid if I didn’t learn, I probably learn just from sitting in the room.

“He’s been really good with me, he takes time out to speak with me a lot. I have a lot more contact with the first team than what most under-18 or under-23 managers have, because a lot of the time they’re just a separate entity.

“With this building and the way it’s set up he’s been really helpful with me.”