SEAN DYCHE INSISTS the prospect of being offered the manager's job at Everton will not distract him from the task in hand at Burnley.
"From the time I've been here he's been outstanding - to see what he's done with a club of Burnley's stature is an unbelievable job", Ward told Burnley's official website. That's my focus and my team's focus.
Dyche, who celebrated five years at Turf Moor on Monday, is now enjoying his best season with the Clarets - after 10 games they have 16 points and sit in seventh in the Premier League.
Realistically, Dyche is not going to be handed a top-six job so the opportunity to manage Everton can not be turned down.
Sean Dyche is a tough taskmaster in training but Burnley's players would be distraught if he left, according to Stephen Ward.
"If you're in that Burnley boardroom - they're shrewd and they know what the cost is of going down - they might just be chucking a load of money at him and saying: "Give us seven more months, don't leave us without a manager for the rest of the season".
Garlick also insisted the club were not now looking for a replacement for Dyche, despite rumours over his future.
"That's the price of success I guess", said the Burnley chairman.
"The net spend (£35m over five years) is ridiculously low, and the wages are the lowest in the league".
They have gathered eight points from their first five away matches, with wins at champions Chelsea and Everton as well as draws at Liverpool and Tottenham. We've given ourselves a great platform to move on throughout the season.
"We just keep getting on with it". "When you are us, you can't go out every week and play fantastic, you have to fight for it".