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Burnley announce Vincent Kompany as new manager as Man City legend returns to England after leaving Anderlecht

BURNLEY have finally confirmed Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany as their new manager.

The 36-year-old has been heavily linked with the vacant hotseat at Turf Moor after leaving his post at Anderlecht.

Vincent Kompany has been named as Burnley’s new first team manager

Four-time Premier League winner Kompany will now be tasked with securing an instant return to the top-flight following the Clarets’ relegation to the Championship.

The Belgian icon has returned to England after departing the Etihad for Anderlecht in 2019.

After taking the reigns at Anderlecht in 2020, Kompany won 42 out of his 92 matches in charge, losing on just 18 occasions.

He guided the club to third spot in the 2021-22 season to secure European football, while his side also finished as runners-up in the Belgian Cup final.



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And the ex-defender has expressed his excitement at getting stuck into his new job in Lancashire.

He told the club’s website: “Burnley Football Club is a truly historic English side and it is an honour to be appointed first-team manager.

“I’m excited by the challenge ahead.

“I’m looking forward to getting to work with the players and creating a positive, winning team for our fans when we return to Turf Moor.


“I’ve been impressed by the Board’s vision for the club which aligns with my own and I look forward to playing my part as we enter an important season.”

Burnley chairman Alan Pace added: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Vincent to Burnley Football Club.

“Vincent is a proven leader and I’ve been very impressed with his ideas for Burnley Football Club, his appetite to succeed and his focus on leading the Club back to the Premier League.

“Vincent has shown impressive credentials in leading one of Belgium’s biggest teams back to European football and a Cup Final last season.

“And we’ve been excited by his philosophy, approach and ambition for the Club.”