Belgian Vincent Kompany, the also Manchester City captain, has been appointed as the new manager of Burnley, the Championship club which was announced , Tuesday.
Kompany, 36, who left his job as Anderlecht head coach last month, said he was “excited by the challenge ahead” as he stated“Burnley Football Club is a truly historic English side and it is an honour to be appointed first-team manager.” He’s taking over from caretaker Mike Jackson.
Jackson replaced Sean Dyche in April but could not save the club from relegation to the second-tier Championship.“I’m excited by the challenge ahead,” said Kompany.“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.” he added.
Last season Kompany led Anderlecht to third place, European qualification and the Belgian Cup Final.As a player, he spent seven years as Belgian national captain, where he led his country to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals.He also captained Manchester City to four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four EFL Cups.
Burnley FC Chairman, Alan Pace said: “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.”