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Burnley appoint Man City icon Kompany as new manager

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Championship side, Burnley, have announced the appointment of Manchester City legend, Vincent Kompany, as their new manager

Burnley ended the 2021/22 Premier League season on a sad note after suffering relegation on the last day of the season.

A poor run of form saw the Clarets fire Sean Dyche who led them to two EPL promotions in the space of his almost 10-year reign.

Although Burnley failed to escape relegated to the Championship after Dyche’s dismissal, Kompany will now be tasked with securing an instant return to the top flight following the Clarets’ relegation to the Championship.

Speaking to the club’s website, the 36-year-old said, “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.”

Kompany who is a four-time Premier League winner left England for Anderlecht in 2019, winning 42 out of his 92 matches in charge.

He recorded a total of 18 losses as the Anderlecht finished the 2021/22 season third spot to secure European football.

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