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Burnley set to appoint Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany as their new manager next week

Burnley to appoint Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany as their new manager next week after work permit delay… in talks with Craig Bellamy to join as his assistant

  • Burnley expects to appoint Vincent Kompany as their new manager next week
  • He would like to return to the northwest, where his wife Carla’s family comes from
  • Kompany had revived Anderlecht’s fortune since he returned to his youth club

Burnley expect to appoint Vincent Kompany as their new manager next week after a delay in his work permit.

Craig Bellamy is in talks to join as his assistant.

The former Manchester City defender, 36, is keen to replace Sean Dyche and return to the north west, home of his wife Carla’s family.

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Vincent Kompany is in talks to replace Sean Dyche as Burnley’s new manager

He had revived Anderlecht’s fortunes since returning to his youth club, which led them to third place this season.

Burnley’s six-year spell in the Premier League ended with relegation on its final day, despite caretaker boss Mike Jackson’s best efforts to keep up.

It was recently reported that Burnley’s owners are seeking more loans to service their existing debts as they grapple with the financial calamity of their demotion.

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The 36-year-old left Anderlecht after leading them to third place in the league

sports post heard Burnley recently turned down a loan being 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.

Striker Ashley Barnes has agreed to a one-year contract extension to stay with the club.

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