Vincent Kompany in talks to become the new Burnley manager with the Manchester City legend keen to return to the North West to be closer to his wife’s family after leaving Anderlecht
- Belgian side Anderlecht confirmed that Vincent Kompany is leaving the club
- The Manchester City legend is keen to return to England with Burnley
- Burnley are in talks with the former defender over their managerial vacancy
Vincent Kompany is in talks to become Burnley manager after Anderlecht confirmed he is leaving the Belgian club.
The former Manchester City defender, 36, is keen to replace Sean Dyche and return to the North West, where his wife Carla’s family are from.
Kompany has also attracted interest from Borussia Monchengladbach, but is now favourite for the Burnley job.
Vincent Kompany is in talks to replace Sean Dyche as the new manager of Burnley
He has revived Anderlecht’s fortunes since returning to his boyhood club, leading them to third place this season.
Kompany said: ‘Today only one feeling prevails: I am proud that I was able to start this new chapter at the club of my heart.
‘I have now been a player and a coach of RSC Anderlecht, but above all I remain a loyal fan.’
Meanwhile, a statement from the Belgian side read: ‘The club and the coach have analysed the past season and discussed the plans for the future.
Kompany has left Anderlecht after guiding them to a third placed finish in the league
‘The two parties have decided to part ways in mutual consent. This decision was taken with a lot of mutual respect and gratitude for everything that has been achieved together.
‘The club wishes Vincent Kompany all the best in his further career as a coach. He was, is and will remain an icon of the club and will always find a home at Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht.’
Burnley’s six-year stay in the Premier League ended on Sunday despite the efforts of caretaker boss Mike Jackson to keep them up.
It was recently reported that Burnley’s owners are seeking more loans to help them service existing debt as they grapple the financial calamity of their relegation.
Burnley are looking for a new manager following their relegation to the Championship
Sportsmail learned Burnley recently rejected a loan offered at a relatively modest interest rate of six per cent as they were confident of staying up. They will now revisit the loan markets as well as attempting to refinance the terms of a previous loan from MSD Capital.
The relegation means the club face the early repayment of a significant portion of a £65million loan given to owners ALK Capital to complete their takeover in 2020, on top of losing more than £100m in television money.
Nine players are also out of contract so there is a sizeable rebuilding job needed under the new manager amid uncertainty over the funds available.
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