After leaving Manchester City at the end of a historic season in which the Blues won the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Community Shield, Vincent Kompany announced his departure after an 11-year stint on the east side of Manchester. †
The former Belgian international started as a player-coach at boys’ club Anderlecht in 2019 and was appointed full manager the following season, with his current contract running until the summer of 2024.
Many fans of the club have seen Kompany as a potential manager of Manchester City in the future, having witnessed Premier League legends such as Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and John Terry all involved in the management of the top English club in In recent years.
However, according to the latest information from Mike McGrath of The Telegraph, Kompany has emerged as a surprise candidate to fill the managerial vacancy at Burnley after Sean Dyche was relieved of his duties in mid-April.
It has been reported that Burnley chairman Alan Pace has also considered each of Wayne Rooney, Chris Wilder and Carlos Carvalhal to succeed Dyche at the wheel of the Lancashire outfit.
The 36-year-old Kompany led Anderlecht to eighth place in the Belgian Pro League in his first season as a player-coach.
However, the former defender led his former club to the championship round of the Belgian top flight this season after finishing third in the league.
A final decision on who will eventually replace Sean Dyche is expected to be made shortly after the 50-year-old’s departure sent shockwaves across the division, as 17th-seeded Burnley remains in the battle for survival with five league games to go.
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During his illustrious playing career, Kompany led Manchester City to four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a host of other domestic silverware and sealed his status as one of the greatest captains ever to play at the top of England.
The ex-Manchester City skipper spectacularly scored one of the most crucial goals in the club’s history as he bagged the winner for Pep Guardiola’s side in their 1-0 win over Leicester at the Etihad Stadium in the penultimate league game of the season. the 2018/19 season.
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