Burnley CONFIRM Vincent Kompany as their new manager after leaving Anderlecht
In good company! Burnley CONFIRMS Man City legend Vincent as their new manager at Turf Moor after leaving Anderlecht with former defender seeking immediate promotion to Premier League
- Burnley has revealed Vincent Kompany as their new manager at Turf Moor
- The Man City legend has taken on a big job after leaving Belgium’s Anderlecht
- He will be charged with immediate promotion after Burnley’s relegation last season
Burnley have confirmed the appointment of former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany as their new manager at Turf Moor.
Kompany left Belgium’s Anderlecht last season and has now chosen to take on a huge management position in the championship following Burnley’s relegation from the top flight in 2021-22, and will be promoted immediately.
He replaces Sean Dyche – who had been with Turf Moor for 10 years – before being eliminated in the final campaign, with interim coach Mike Jackson failing to prevent their relapse to the second tier.
Ex-Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has been confirmed as the new Burnley boss
Burnley announced Kompany with a video featuring a timeline of their previous managers dating back to 1894 – including First Division-winning coach Harry Potts – and the memorable reigns of Owen Coyle and Sean Dyche, before revealing Kompany as the new manager at the end guy from the clip.
After officially putting pen to paper with the Clarets, Kompany said his focus was on forging a “winning team” to ensure the club return to the top and create a new future after coming out of the game. had become a kind of ‘yo-yo’ club over time. year.
“Burnley Football Club is a truly historic English club and it is an honor to be named first team manager,” he said. “I am excited by the challenge ahead.
He replaces favorite Sean Dyche, who had kept the ship stable for a decade before being sacked last season due to a slump in performance.
Kompany led Manchester City to four Premier League titles and was hailed by Burnley as a ‘true leader’
“I look forward to working with the players and creating a positive, winning team for our fans when we return to Turf Moor.
“I’m impressed with the board’s vision of the club that aligns with mine and I’m looking forward to playing my part as we enter an important season.”
Burnley chairman Alan Pace called Kompany a ‘proven leader’ after guiding Manchester City to four Premier League titles and said his work at Anderlecht had impressed many Burnley board members.
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Vincent to Burnley Football Club,” he added. “Vincent is a proven leader and I have been very impressed with his ideas for Burnley Football Club, his appetite for success and his focus on leading the club back to the Premier League.
He left his first management stint at Anderlecht this year after being in charge for two seasons
“Vincent has shown impressive credentials by leading one of Belgium’s biggest teams back to European football and a cup final last season and we were enthusiastic about his philosophy, approach and ambition for the Club.”
Kompany ran his youth club Anderlecht for three years, where he first took up his position as player manager after finishing his ten-year stint with Man City.
He finished eighth in the Belgian Division A table during his first season before becoming full-time boss and then third in successive seasons. He finished with a 45 percent win rate after 92 games, 42 wins, 32 draws and 18 losses.
His move was postponed while he sought a work permit, but the matter has now been resolved so that the news of his appointment can make its mark.
Burnley bravely fought the drop with interim boss Mike Jackson but couldn’t cross the line
Joining the Lancashire side is a good fit for Kompany’s whose wife Carla and her family live in the North West of England.
His arrival also comes at a time when Burnley is struggling financially.
It was recently reported that Burnley’s owners are seeking more loans to help them pay off their existing debts as they grapple with the financial calamity of their demotion.
sports post heard that Burnley recently turned down a loan offered at a relatively modest six percent interest rate because they were confident they would stay.
They will now revisit the lending markets and attempt to refinance the terms of a previous loan from MSD Capital.
The relegation means the club will face the early repayment of a significant part of a £65m loan given to owners ALK Capital to complete their takeover in 2020, on top of losing more than £100m in television money.