Sean Dyche Insists He Is Focused on Burnley and Ignoring 'Nice Links' to Vacant Everton Role

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche is insisting that he is paying no attention to rumours linking him with the vacant managerial role at Everton, according to Sky Sports.

The 46-year-old has been in charge at Turf Moor since 2012 and his improvement of the Burnley squad, despite losing star players like Danny Ings and Andre Grey, has reportedly attracted the interest of Bill Kenwright and Farhad Moshiri at Everton.

A number of top-flight managers have been linked with the managerial role at Goodison Park, with the likes of Thomas Tuchel and Marco Silva being discussed as potential replacements for Ronald Koeman, however, Burnley's boss isn't interested in getting caught up in the media storm.

"It's the yin and the yang. You get praise, but you lose three games and then you're getting slaughtered," Dyche said.

"I don't mean that in a precious way, it's just a fact, that's how quickly the shift occurs. You have managers out there who may have a tough streak, it doesn't make them a bad manager. They're just going through a tough spell.

"That can happen. So I don't read much in the media, I know what I've said so I don't keep checking up on things," he added. "There have been some nice things said recently, some nice links, but the fact is I'm still here and still working hard."

Following their 2-0 defeat to Leicester City on Sunday, Everton are now preparing to face French side Lyon in the Europa League. 

The Toffees suffered a 2-1 loss to Les Gones at Goodison Park in the last round of European fixtures, with disappointing results against Atalanta and Apollon Limassol making Thursday's game at the Groupama Stadium a must win for Everton.