The three man car school would see Dyche, with his mop of red hair, blasting out Oasis and The Smiths while he oversaw the ghetto blaster before the game.
Music and football are intertwined in the manager’s career with the Clarets chief celebrating nine years in charge at Turf Moor today.
He penned a new contract last month and looks well placed to extend his stay beyond a decade.
It is an incredible achievement for a manager sacked after less than 12 months in the job by Watford.
Dyche was schooled as a young apprentice at Nottingham Forest under Brian Clough and he developed his leadership skills during a successful stint with the Spireites.
His former team-mate Jamie Hewitt, who had two spells with the club, recalls a confident young player who breezed in as a 19-year-old and grew and matured into captain and leader.
“He liked a laugh and was more of a midfielder then, he fancied himself as a bit of a ball player,” recalls Hewitt.
“I think he felt Chesterfield, with no disrespect, was a stepping stone to go a bit further. He was single minded and a good team player.
“When I came back for my second spell he was the leader on the pitch, he was good on the ball and a decent player, but he turned into a no nonsense centre half, he probably scared centre forwards half to death!
“I lived round the corner and we used to travel in together and he was the go to man, he was a good leader and you could see the managerial qualities in him.
“We used to have a few running sessions round the pitch and up the stand and he used to put the Walkman on with Oasis and the Smiths and playing songs half of us had never heard of.
“He was one of the big jokers and characters. He used to make fun of himself, and laugh at himself. He could give it out but would always make fun of himself.”
Dyche doesn’t feel he’s changed much during a 30+ year in the game, the Turf chief is level headed regardless of the result and his demeanour rarely fluctuates during his media briefings.
Indeed if anything the Burnley boss feels he’s too calm!
“The concept of balancing successes of your career and the challenges, I certainly think I have been pretty level about that,” he said, speaking to Lancs Live.
“I learnt a lot through my playing career about that and took that into my coaching career.
“I am a bit like that anyway, not much overwhelms me in life – it is actually a bad trait, I can be underwhelmed when you should be overwhelmed but that is the character I am.
“I can stay pretty balanced about most things, there are certain things that agitate me but generally speaking I am pretty balanced.
“I don’t think I have changed radically as a person in my private life but it does rub off on you one way or another.”
It’s easy to see Dyche’s influences around Burnley, as you would expect after nearly 10 years in charge, players don’t wear headphones when they come off the team bus for games, there’s no hats during training.
“In December when everyone was in gloves and hats he would come out in a tee shirt and a pair of shorts,” recalls Gifton Noel-Williams, who played with Dyche at Watford.
“Dychey is a very, very different kind of guy, which I love, and now I have got older I have learnt to love that kind of personality.
“But he was more irritating to me! Probably because of my age, I just wanted things to happen. Some of the guys wanted to go for a drink or do some team bonding and I didn’t want any of that at that age, I wanted to see my family and friends.
“There were a lot of things that Dychey tried to do and, because I was young, I never really understood it but when you look back he was always that type of captain or leader who tried to get the group together.
“But if you had asked me at the time if I thought he would be a manager I would have said no, there were a few others like Nigel Gibbs, Steve Palmer who I thought would go onto be managers or coaches but not Dychey.
“But all the stuff I have seen and heard from players, background staff, tell me he’s a great manager, superb.”
“He has done fantastically,” said Ben Mee, who, when asked what he had done to help his own career, joked: ‘Played me!
“He has always put me in the team and given me a lot of experience.
“Luckily I was someone he wanted to play and started the game and that was encouraging for me.
“He made me captain a few years ago and we have had a good relationship, we have always got on alright!”
Dyche is demanding, and wants sweat on the shirt and the minimum requirement to be maximum effort.
He’s got his own style, one that is built around the team and a concept of management influenced by his interest in how other businesses get the best out of people as well as managers of the past.
Team bonding was something that was big at Chesterfield, harbouring the one club mentality now on show at Burnley, while he’s picked up a few Brian Clough traits along the way as well as the Sir Alex Ferguson trick of being the all knowing eye.
“There was one player that enjoyed a night out and he knew about that, little social activities,” added Mee when recalling the first meeting Dyche held with the players at Burnley.
“He was very up front, told it how it was, had done his research on the players and it was refreshing.”
Within 18 months of that introduction the Clarets were in the Premier League.
They’ve been down and back but remain at the top table under the guidance of a man who has proven himself at the top level.
He’s earned the trust of the new Burnley board and can look forward to a potentially exciting new era