Vincent Kompany in talks with Burnley over vacant managerial role despite club’s relegation


Vincent Kompany is in talks with Burnley over vacant managerial role despite the club’s relegation from the Premier League… with Chairman Alan Pace expected to announce Sean Dyche’s permanent successor next week

  • Vincent Kompany could be named as the new manager of Burnley next week
  • Kompany is in talks to become Sean Dyche’s permanent successor at Burnley
  • The ex-City star has been named on a three-man shortlist of potential options
  • He is still interested in the role despite Burnley’s relegation from the top-flight 

Vincent Kompany is in talks to become Burnley’s next permanent manager after Sean Dyche was sacked from the role in April. 

The former Manchester City centre-back is said to be the the front runner to take over at Turf Moor after being named on a three-man shortlist of potential managers.

Burnley – who were relegated from the Premier League on Sunday after six seasons in the English top-flight – will select their new boss by the end of next week.

Vincent Kompany is reportedly in talks to become Burnley’s next permanent manager

Kompany is still eager to take control of the Clarets despite their relegation to the Championship following Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Newcastle. 

Burnley believe Kompany – who won four Premier League titles with Manchester City – could help the club bounce back next season. 

The 36-year-old has been managing his boyhood club Anderlecht since leaving Manchester City in 2019, guiding them to third in the Belgian top flight this term. 

He is still eager to take control of the Clarets despite their relegation to the Championship

He is still eager to take control of the Clarets despite their relegation to the Championship

Burnley were relegated from the Premier League after six seasons in the English top-flight following their loss to Newcastle on Sunday afternoon

Burnley were relegated from the Premier League after six seasons in the English top-flight following their loss to Newcastle on Sunday afternoon

However, Burnley would need to offer Kompany some guarantees over the club’s recruitment structure were he to agree a deal ahead of the summer transfer window. 

Given their relegation from the top-flight, Burnley will faces an immediate hit on income to the tune of around £60M. 

They will lose the £100M-plus in TV money but they will pick up a £40M parachute payment in the first year, to soften their fall. 

However, Burnley are already in a tight spot – having been the subject of a leveraged buyout by US investors ALK Capital in December 2020.

Kompany has been managing his boyhood club Anderlecht since leaving Man City in 2019

Kompany has been managing his boyhood club Anderlecht since leaving Man City in 2019

This has loaded them with the kind of debt they were previously desperate to avoid, and it has also eaten away their savings. 

However, Burnley believe they will be robust enough to cope with the financial implications of their relegation and have instead spoke about the emotional impact their drop from the top-flight has had on the players.  

‘It’s raw, we’ve got a group of players who are gutted,’ said interim boss Mike Jackson. ‘There’s a lot of emotion. The fans stuck with us. It’s their club and we’re gutted we couldn’t give them what they wanted. I hope they saw a group fighting for them.’ 

Burnley interim boss Mike Jackson (right) says the players are 'gutted' about the relegation

Burnley interim boss Mike Jackson (right) says the players are ‘gutted’ about the relegation 

Barnes called it a 'sad, sad day' and said the 'blame' rested on the 'older players' shoulders'

Barnes called it a ‘sad, sad day’ and said the ‘blame’ rested on the ‘older players’ shoulders’

While Burnley forward Ashley Barnes called it a ‘sad, sad day’ and said the ‘blame’ rested on the ‘older players’ shoulders’.

Barnes said after the game: ‘We had it in our hands and obviously gave it away. We can’t use any excuses – it’s down to ourselves. 

‘Three wins in the first 20 games or something is relegation form. We gave ourselves some hope in these last few games but it wasn’t to be.

‘We’re all to blame for the job we’ve not done. It lies on our shoulders, especially us older ones.’

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