Kompany appointed new Burnley boss

Kompany appointed new Burnley boss

Burnley (14/1 – 2022-23 Championship outright) have named former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany as their new manager for their upcoming campaign in the Championship.

The Belgian has penned an undisclosed length deal at Turf Moor as the Clarets have finally appointed a permanent successor to Sean Dyche, who was dismissed in April following nearly a decade in charge.

Kompany quit his role at Belgian side Anderlecht where he spent three years after joining in 2019 as player-manager.

In 2020, he took on the role full-time and guided his young squad to a fourth-place finish in the Belgian First Division before finishing third last season to seal European qualification.

He is also fondly remembered by Manchester City fans as one of their greatest ever players as he captained them to four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, and four EFL Cups.

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He has jumped at the chance to return to English football, where he takes over a Burnley side who will be playing in the Championship (Promotion – 9/2) for the first time since 2016.

The squad is expected to have a big overhaul this summer with 14 player departures already announced and more players – including Nick Pope, Maxwel Cornet, and Wout Weghorst – likely to leave.

However, the 36-year-old says he is excited by the project that lies ahead in Lancashire.

“Burnley Football Club is a truly historic English side and it is an honour to be appointed first-team manager,” said Kompany. “I’m excited by the challenge ahead.

“I’m looking forward to getting to work with the players and creating a positive, winning team for our fans when we return to Turf Moor.

“I’ve been impressed by the Board’s vision for the club which aligns with my own and I look forward to playing my part as we enter an important season.”

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Author: Lucille White