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Burnley reportedly have two new names on list to potentially replace Vincent Kompany

Burnley reportedly have two new names on the list to potentially replace Vincent Kompany, who is leaving for Bayern Munich.

The Clarets have set their sights on two potential candidates, with Steve Cooper and Frank Lampard, both of whom are currently available.

However, on Tuesday (28th May), Steve Cooper has since declined the chance to become Burnley manager as he wants to manage a club in the top flight.

Now Scott Parker is said to be another name on Burnley’s early shortlist, and on the day of Kompany’s departure announcement, the bookies had Parker down as the favourite for the job at Turf Moor.

Reports suggest that Burnley offers competitive wages and bonuses that could attract a high-calibre manager, but clearly not enough to tempt Cooper in so have to look elsewhere.


We can confirm that Burnley FC has come to an agreement that will allow Vincent Kompany to leave Turf Moor.

Whilst we were initially confident in retaining our manager, the changing dynamics of the situation made this impossible.

We understand the allure and prestige of a club like Bayern Munich and respect Vincent’s ambition to explore new opportunities.

We wish only the best for Vincent and would like to put on record our appreciation for his dedication every single day he was a part of this football club.

Our priority remains the stability and success of Burnley FC, and we will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure that our ambition is realised – namely our return to the Premier League.

We have started the search for a new manager and will make an announcement in due course.


Sky Bet – 29th May
Scott Parker – 5/2
Frank Lampard – 3/1
Ruud Van Nistelrooy – 10/3
Raphael Wicky – 9/1
Steve Cooper – 11/1
David Moyes – 12/1
Craig Bellamy – 14/1
Kjetil Knutsen – 14/1

Fabrizio Romano has been keeping a close eye on how Kompany to Bayern progresses.

He said on Saturday (25th May): “Vincent Kompany will sign in as new Bayern manager, here we go!

“Agreement between clubs with Burnley on €12m fee, contract terms already sealed.

“Kompany will become new Bayern head coach on three year deal — it’s done after story reported on Monday.”

On Sunday morning (26th May), he wrote: “Bayern have all documents ready for Vincent Kompany to sign and become new head coach.

“Burnley will receive €12m compensation fee and Kompany’s lawyers already gave green light to three year contract until June 2027.

“The announcement is expected for next week.”

Then on Wednesday (29th May), he added: “Vincent Kompany has signed in as new FC Bayern manager on contract valid until June 2027. Confirmed, sealed, signed.”

Scott Parker took up the role of caretaker manager at Fulham in February 2019 and was subsequently appointed permanently during the summer.

Under his leadership in his initial season, he successfully guided the team to secure promotion to the Premier League by winning the Championship playoffs.

However, they faced relegation in the following season and then made a move to AFC Bournemouth in 2021, where he once again achieved promotion from the Championship in his debut season.

Unfortunately, after a 9-0 defeat against Liverpool in the club’s fourth league game of the season, he was relieved of his duties.

Subsequently, he was hired by Club Brugge but was dismissed after 12 games in March 2023.


Fulham – 28 February 2019 until 28 June 2021 – G105 W37 D25 L43 – 35.24 win%
AFC Bournemouth – 28 June 2021 until 30 August 2022 – G55 W28 D14 L13 – 50.91 win%
Club Brugge – 31 December 2022 until 8 March 2023 – G12 W2 D6 L4 – 16.67 win%
Total – G172 W67 D45 L60 – 38.95 win%

Lampard meanwhile began his coaching journey at Derby County in 2018, steering the team to the Championship play-offs final that season.

A year later, he was named as Chelsea’s head coach, achieving fourth place and leading them to the FA Cup Final in his debut season.

Nevertheless, due to a series of unfavourable outcomes, Lampard was relieved of his duties in 2021.

After a stint with Everton, he returned as Chelsea’s manager in 2023, this time in an interim capacity.


Derby County – 31 May 2018 until 4 July 2019 – G57 W24 D17 L16 – 42.1 win %
Chelsea – 4 July 2019 until 25 January 2021 – G84 W44 D17 L23 – 52.4 win %
Everton 31 January 2022 until 23 January 2023 – G44 W12 D8 L24 – 27.3 win %
Chelsea (caretaker) – 6 April 2023 until 28 May 2023 – G11 W1 D2 L8 – 9.1 win %
Total – G196 W81 D44 L71 – 41.3 win %

This is how fans reacted as Burnley reportedly have two new names on their list to potentially replace Vincent Kompany…

@ryan_murton: Got a feeling Burnley will go completely left field – like they did with Kompany. Will be a foreign name we’ve not heard of much before but is highly rated.

@Rocket_NNN: Lampard!!!!!! Let’s hope that falls through.

@d_p_ball: Should be tripping over themselves to get Cooper in. Great young manager with a young squad that have prem experience. Dream match if they can get him in #nffc

@YouBloodyReds: Lampard 😆😆😆

@davidtwhitters: For the love of god, please not Lampard! Cooper on the other hand I would be getting the deal done tomorrow

@Gregory26671871: Lampard no thanks

@Timsmith1409: Frank lampard 😩. Please not eh #twitterclarets

@Bennbfc: If we get Lampard I’ll never set foot on the turf again #twitterclarets

@sixtysixrick: Nope not Frank Lampard

@chasbfcdarts: Alan Pace likes a “big name” so i can see it being Lampard, although i sincerely hope I’m wrong

@joepattison97: Frank Lampard dear god!

Frank Lampard – No thanks
Steve Cooper – Yes please

@xevanreid: Cant wait to finish 8th

Going to defend Lampard a bit .
Is his track record that bad?
Lost a playoff final with Derby to a Villa team with Grealish in.
Got top 4 with Chelsea with embargo.
Kept Everton up.
Failed the next season.
Harsh to judge him on the 2nd Chelsea shambles.
Still I’d go for Cooper

@curtismannan7: How about we cross those names off the list straight away

@BFCkingston: @AlanPaceBFC do not dare appoint Lampard #twitterclarets

@DXBurnley: I would like Cooper to come in. Think he has the exp & character that would fit our club.Pace probably looking for a bigger name, similar to Kompany that will appeal to the US fan base. OGS fits that mould perhaps? Interested to know peoples thoughts on this? #twitterclarets

@abbierosegorton: Please god not Lampard

@lashworth1991: Pace just going for the Name purely so he can gain as much TV money as possible. It’s no longer about results or what happens on the pitch if he goes for Lampard. As I’ve said so many times before it’s all about the money.

@1882RC: Oh my god 😳 I thought the idea of OGS by some of our fans was bizarre, but if the @BurnleyOfficial board actually want Frank Lampard then they are clueless. Horrendous manager he needs to stay well away from our football club, hopefully it’s just journalist talk @JJWatt

@UTCTom: No no no no no. If Frank Lampard becomes Burnley manager, I’m going to watch the Water Polo instead

@FletcherSchofi1: Stay away from lampard

@ccally45: People will go off recently but Lampard if he can replicate what he did at derby in the championship good attacking football improving young players I wouldn’t be against it.

@TadWoroniecki: If there is an actual shortlist, and Frank Lampard is on it, then all hope for our club is gone. @JJWatt (How do we know this? Because the difference he made at Everton was all negative. Players out of position, disorganised and not motivated. Last thing we need.) #twitterclarets

@jamesc_422: They’re straight back up with Cooper

@oldparkwood: Noooooo!

@QuirkeTh: Oh heck !!

@TPCLARET33: No please not Lampard

@UTCTom: So with all these wages and ambition we still shortlist Lampard 🤣

@BfcElijah: Lampard is far down on the list in terms of names that I’d have. Not overly keen on the prospect of Rosenior but if you gave me an option of Rosenior and Lampard I’d snap your hand off for Rosenior

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