Vincent Kompany Hopes to Make England Return

Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is in talks with relegated Premier League side Burnley about their vacant manager’s job after leaving his role as Anderlecht head coach. 36-year-old Vincent Kompany, left the club by mutual consent after finishing third in the league and runners-up in the Belgian Cup final.

Burnley wants Vincent Kompany

He had been the manager since August 2020. It is understood that the Belgian is the main candidate for a role that retains appeal despite the club’s relegation to the Championship at the weekend – and their financial issues. The Clarets had received a £65m loan with American finance company MSD Holdings, a ‘significant proportion’ of which now has to be repaid.

Vincent Kompany Hopes To Make England Return
Vincent Kompany Hopes to Make England Return

They sacked Sean Dyche after 10 years at the helm in April, replacing him with Mike Jackson as an interim boss but he was unable to prevent relegation. Kompany’s wife Carla is from Manchester, meaning a return to the North West holds personal appeal. The former Belgium captain and defender spent 11 years at Manchester City, where he won 10 major trophies including four Premier League titles.

He returned to Anderlecht as player-manager in 2019 but relinquished his managerial duties on matchdays to concentrate on playing, before taking over full-time in 2020. Attracting someone of Kompany’s standing in the game would also be a coup for Burnley chairman Alan Pace, who has remained silent on the club’s relegation despite concerns being expressed by fans over their future.

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