Burnley chairman Mike Garlick believes successfully securing the services of manager Sean Dyche is crucial to the Clarets’ long-term success.
Dyche and his backroom staff of assistant boss Ian Woan and first-team coach Tony Loughlan have signed new deals keeping them at Turf Moor until the summer of 2022.
And Mr Garlick is also confident the new contracts will end speculation regarding the future of Dyche, whose success in five years at Turf Moor has seen him linked with a number of managerial vacanices.
The chairman told Clarets Player HD: “We’ve had a great season so far and with that always comes speculation about clubs being interested in your manager.
“Hopefully, again what we’re doing today means we can plan for the future and there’s a big ‘keep-off' sign there with a four-and-a-half-year contract.”
Dyche, who had previously been on a rolling 12-month contract, has led the Clarets to two promotions to the Premier League since his appointment in October, 2012.
And Burnley’s current position of eighth in the top flight is their highest since 1975 as the club continues to build on and off the pitch.
“Hopefully it’s the signing of the window, or certainly the extension of the window,” added Mr Garlick.
“I think it’s a deal that suits the manager, it suits me as the chairman and the board and, most importantly, suits the club.
“One thing we have always wanted is a stable club, and Sean signing the contract today means we can build and plan for the future.
“I think if you can do that, you’ve got a far better chance of success. And – by the way – he has earned it.”
A full interview with the chairman and the manager will be available to all supporters on freeview on Wednesday