Sean Dyche has paid tribute to the people of Burnley for playing their part in the club’s ongoing success.
The Clarets boss reinforced his ‘one-club mentality’ belief after signing a new four-and-a-half year deal that will take him to the summer of 2022.
And with the help of the town and its supporters, Dyche is looking forward to continued growth, with the aim of establishing it as a “recognised” Premier League club.
He said: “When I arrived here five years ago, was I envisaging my part in the club getting stronger? Yes.
“Was I envisaging all that’s been achieved so far, then no.
"But that’s been achieved by many different people heading in the right way and that’s been the key.
“The town play a part in that, not just the fans, because I know some people can’t get to every game.
“But I’ve come to realise what it means to be here, as a part of fabric of the Burnley community.
“When you get all those people pointing in the right direction, along with good guidance from the board, good staff and good players and you have a real foundation for continued success.
“It’s a great platform to continue building this football club.”
Dyche added: “Realistically now, we have to look to continue building to become, in theory, a recognised Premier League club.
“It’s not easy for starters and we know the challenges that are right in front of us, but equally that is a big marker.
“Look where we were a short time ago, relatively speaking, to where we are now.
“Can we keep adding layers to the team and the support team, who will in turn grow to become the next players?
“We’ll see, but I’m certainly open-minded about where the club can go.”