Championship side Burnley has appointed former Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany as their new manager after parting ways with long-serving boss Sean Dyche in April. The retired Belgium international, who was in charge at Anderlecht until last month will now take over from caretaker manager Mike Jackson.
The 36-year-old who expressed excitement about the new challenge, stated that “Burnley Football Club is a truly historic English side and it is an honour to be appointed first-team manager.
“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,” said former defender Kompany.
“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.”
Chairman of the Lancashire club, Alan Pace on confirming the appointment of the four (4) time premier league winner said "We are absolutely delighted to welcome Vincent to Burnley.
"Vincent is a proven leader and I've been very impressed with his ideas for Burnley, 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."