KOMPANY CLOSING IN ON BURNLEY JOB
Posted On June 3, 2022
Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany is said to be close to being appointed the new Burnley manager. He has agreed to quit Anderlecht to take the vacant managerial position at Burnley whose relegation from the Premier League was confirmed on Sunday.
Vincent Kompany was identified by Clarets chairman Andy Pace as part of a transfer shortlist to replace Sean Dyche who was sacked earlier this year after spending nine-and-a-half years at the club. Pace wanted a manager that would boost the profile of the club and he will be able to meet his targetwith the imminent appointment of Vincent Kompany as the Burnley manager.
Kompany has been at Anderlecht in his native Belgium since his time at Manchester City ended in 2019. He rejoined Anderlecht as a player/coach beforemaking the decision to end his playing career and focus on the coaching aspect.
Vincent Kompany not put off by the Premier League relegation suffered by Burnley earlier this week. Talks had already began between Burnley and tVincent Kompany before the Clarets were demoted to the English Championship. Burnley were relegated from the Premier League after losing 2-1 at home to Newcastle United.
Burnley went into the last set of games in the Premier League this season with the same points tally as Leeds United, but with a superior goal difference. Burnley and Leeds United had the same 35 points ahead of the final set of games and the Clarets were above the relegation zone on goal difference, while Leeds United were third from bottom. Burnley needed to better the result of Leeds United to avoid relegation. In the end, they could not better the Leeds result after they were beaten 2-1 at home by the Magpies with a brace from Englishman Callum Wilson either side of the break, while Maxwel Cornet scored the only goal for the Clarets. Leeds survived relegation after beating hosts Brentford 2-1 with the home team ending the game with nine men after the exits of Kristoffer Ajer (injured) and Sergi Canos (red card). Raphinha (penalty) and Jack Harrison scored for Leeds either side of the interval, while Canos found the back of the net for the Bees.