Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes the chances of managers having a prolonged tenure at any club heavily relies on winning almost “every time”, according to the Evening Express.

The Clarets’ tactician is currently the longest-serving manager in the Premier League.

He will mark his eight-year anniversary at the helm of the club in tonight’s match against Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor.

‘Different ball game’

Speaking ahead of the encounter, Dyche suggested his predicament was different to that of Spurs counterpart Jose Mourinho.

He also expressed the difficulties faced by managers at clubs that have low finances.

“The demands of the clubs he (Mourinho) has been at have been incredibly high – and that’s a different ball game.

“Pep Guardiola asked me the other week if it had been tough and I said, ‘yeah, very’.

“He said, ‘finance?’ and I said, ‘yeah’. (He replied), ‘I don’t have a problem with that’. And I said, ‘yeah, but you’ve got to win the league, mate.’”

Mourinho’s movements

Dyche’s side sit 18th in the standings and host 11th-placed Spurs, who are on a four-match unbeaten run in the league.

Mourinho has had two separate spells at Chelsea, either side of moves to Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

He then joined Manchester United, before replacing Mauricio Pochettino at the north London outfit.

Sustained success

The Englishman insisted Mourinho’s inability to commit long-term to a club is due to the high stakes of the sport, which could only be rectified by sustained success.

Dyche said: “The juggling acts are at different levels. You look at Jose and he’s been at top clubs. It seems there’s a much more limited life span unless you are literally winning all the time over a long period.

“Alex Ferguson is the only one who has won and won and won all the time in the modern era.

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