SEAN Dyche has brushed off any speculation linking him with the vacant manager’s position at Leicester City.

The Clarets chief has been mentioned in dispatches as a potential replacement for Claude Puel who was sacked on Sunday night.

Celtic chief Brendan Rodgers is the early favourite for the King Power Stadium position but Dyche, who has been linked with the Foxes in the past, is also among the potential options with the bookmakers.

But the Burnley boss, whose side travel to Newcastle United tonight looking to make it nine games unbeaten in the Premier League, said it was business as usual at Turf Moor.

He said: “I am still here. I have been here approaching six and a half years. I have had speculation in the past and it always flattering from any club. At one point, I always say this, for good or bad reasons things change but they haven’t changed on six and a half years so far so I just get on with my work here.”

He added: “I’ve said all along that if there’s speculation it’s usually a good sign.

“That means that something is going right at the club.

“There were people, not so long ago, saying it was time for me to not be here, but I’ve said all along that good or bad it can all change because football always does.

“For now nothing has changed. I continue to enjoy the challenge here. It is a challenge - balancing the books, making sure we’re competitive, trying to manage the club and make sure it’s in good health. I enjoy that.”

Dyche has been in charge at Turf Moor since October 2013 and is the fourth longest-serving manager of the 92 league clubs.

Only eight bosses have been in charge of clubs for longer than four years and Dyche doesn’t think managers in this day and age will be in situ for generations given the ever-changing football landscape.

“I don’t think there are going to be many Arsene Wenger stories in the future, I don’t think there’s going to be many Sir Alex (Ferguson) stories in the future, I just don’t think that’s the way the game is now,” the Clarets chief added.

“I’m different here at the moment, Eddie (Howe) is different at Bournemouth, people like Jim Bentley (at Morecambe) have been around clubs for a long time but I think it’s unlikely in the future.”