Vincent Kompany, a former captain for Manchester City, is hired to lead Burnley as their new manager.
Anderlecht finished third in the Belgian premier division under the direction of the 36-year-old Belgian manager. He oversaw the club for two years before leaving on amicable terms in May.
Burnley kicked Sean Dyche to the curb in April and substituted him with interim manager Mike Jackson. But Jackson was unable to save the club from being demoted from the Premier League.
Former Belgium defender Vincent Kompany spent 11 years at Manchester City. During this time the club won 10 major trophies, including four Premier League championships.
“I’m excited by the challenge ahead,” Kompany said. “Burnley Football Club is a truly historic English side and it is an honor to be appointed first-team manager.
“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.”
His hiring comes at a time when Burnley is experiencing financial difficulties.
They took out a loan for £65 million with the American financing business MSD Holdings. And a substantial amount of that loan needs to be repaid immediately. The club has been relegated from the premier league.
The duration of Kompany’s current deal with Burnley has not been disclosed. After the Clarets were relegated from the Premier League for the first time in 2014–15.
In 2019, Kompany took his first job as a coach when he returned to his childhood club Anderlecht in the role of player-manager. In spite of this, he decided to focus on playing for the club rather than managing it after only four games. The team had only two points to show for its efforts. They ended up in ninth place overall.