Burnley are set to appoint Vincent Kompany as the club’s new manager with the Man City legend unmoved by the Clarets’ relegation from the Premier League


Burnley are set to appoint Vincent Kompany as their new manager, with the former Manchester City captain leaving his role as Anderlecht head coach.

Kompany took charge of Anderlecht in August 2019, starting as player-manager, before deciding to focus on playing after the Belgian club recorded their worst start to a league season.

Kompany set to be named new Burnley manager
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In a statement on the Anderlecht website, Kompany said: “Today there is only one feeling: I am proud to have been able to start this new chapter at the club of my heart. Today I am a player and coach of RSC Anderlecht, but above all I remain a loyal supporter.”

He returned to the dugout a year later and in his debut season guided Anderlecht to fourth in the Belgian Premier League and finished third, 13 points behind regular season leaders Union Saint-Gilloise, in 2021/22.

The 36-year-old is believed to be relishing the challenge despite the Clarets being relegated from the Premier League, The Guardian reports.

It is understood Kompany is on a shortlist of three candidates to succeed Sean Dyche, who was sacked in April, at Turf Moor, but no decision has yet been made on the role.

Kompany’s wife Carla is originally from Manchester, meaning a return to the North West of England will likely play a part in his decision.

Mike Jackson has been in temporary charge since and managed to get 11 points in eight games. However, that wasn’t enough as the Clarets suffered relegation on the final day of the Premier League season, following a 2-1 home loss to Newcastle.


Burnley are set to appoint Vincent Kompany as the club's new manager with the Man City legend unmoved by the Clarets' relegation from the Premier League
Jackson refused to be fired over his future
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Jackson remained tight-lipped about whether he wants to continue in his full-time caretaking role when he spoke to reporters last week ahead of that final day loss to the Magpies, which confirmed their relegation.

“I just didn’t think of [the job] at all. All my thoughts have been how can we achieve what we want to do,” he said.

“We haven’t talked about it. We didn’t even have time to think about it. My main goal has been to try to achieve this goal.

“Let’s see what happens on Monday morning. Fingers crossed that everything goes the way we want it to, so we’ll have a great Monday.

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