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Vincent Kompany speaks on being appointed as new Burnley manager

Vincent Kompany speaks on being appointed as the new Burnley manager and it’s got a lot of people excited for the 2022/23 season.

Official and confirmed. Vincent Kompany is the new manager of Burnley, after leaving Anderlecht. The Clarets had an agreement in place with Kompany since May, and it’s since been completed with the Championship fixtures released in just over a week.

After a long period of talks, the deal is done and a new era arrives for the Lancashire outfit, something different to what they’re used to, but boy will he have the backing of the Turf Moor faithful.


Burnley Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Vincent Kompany as first-team manager.

The 36-year-old joins after departing the Belgian First Division’s R.S.C Anderlecht where he spent three years. He joined Anderlecht in 2019 as player-manager before taking on the role full-time in August 2020.

During his first full season as manager, Kompany led the club to a fourth-place finish overseeing a youthful squad with the youngest average age in the league.

Last season Kompany led Anderlecht to third place, European qualification and the Belgian Cup Final.

As a player, he spent seven years as Belgian national captain, where he led his country to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, and captained Manchester City to four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four EFL Cups.

“Burnley Football Club is a truly historic English side and it is an honour to be appointed first-team manager,” said Kompany. “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 FC Chairman, Alan Pace said: “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.”

Sky Sports’ Ben Grounds revealed Burnley fans can expect from Kompany as a manger, he said: “The City legend has been keen to return to the North West in order to be closer to his wife Carla’s family, and opted for the Turf Moor post despite interest from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach.

“Parachute payments will certainly help soften the blow, and Kompany will relish the atmosphere of two East Lancashire derbies against Blackburn. After Derby boss Wayne Rooney was also linked to the role, chairman Alan Pace has clearly targeted a young and hungry manager with a pull factor.

“In some ways, it is the galvanising effect the former Manchester United striker had on the Midlands club, creating a siege mentality when it felt the world was against him and his team, that can be viewed as a source of inspiration for Kompany.

“Burnley are ready to take a risk on him and vice-versa. One of the Premier League’s greatest defenders pitching up at Turf Moor feels a left-field Hollywood appointment that might have made more sense had their top-flight status been retained, but it is one that suits all parties.”

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Fans reacted as Vincent Kompany speaks on being appointed as the new Burnley manager…

@LiamRyan1882: COCK OUT


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Loan them ALL to Burnley to show our support for this Vincent Kompany charge! 🙌🏻

@CTIDJOE: Good luck Kompany 💙 He will be great, hope to see you in the prem next year! COYB 💙

@LukePorteous20: Best of luck Vincent! Class on and off the pitch!! 👏🏻

@brianmcfc2: Congratulations big man 💙💙💙

@JAIIen10: @Heyes_Will8 this is something you’d see on football manager, wtf

@RealTalkMCFC: Good luck Vincent Kompany I wish you all the best – although I’m pretty certain that this wasn’t a clever move for your career at all

@TheBurnleyWay: Literally nobody asked for this, give us KIT CLEARANCE 🛍️

@StevenMcinerney: Gwan Vinnie. Absolute legend. Sure you’ll nail it there x

@OllyWright6797: Announce signings

@mattlowcock99: 🎶 We’ve got super Vincent kompany, he knows exactly what we need, collo at the back, vyds in attack, Burnley going back to the premier league 🎶 #twitterclarets

@AndyDevanney: Vincent’s gonna get ya! #twitterclarets

@Dazmac1882: Announcing Vincent Kompany on the same day as Bastards had to be Ashley Barnes’ idea #twitterclarets

@harry_balmer: Who’d have thought 10 years ago that Vincent Kompany would become Burnley manager. UTC #twitterclarets

@OrmerodMatty: Been a frustrating few weeks waiting for Kompany to be announced but I think we can all agree, the club have played a blinder by announcing it a few hours after them lot down the road to take the attention away… #twitterclarets

@RStallClaret96: Happy to admit I was absolutely wrong again. Pace waiting on the horse fiddler’s to announce their no one manager before massively overshadowing it is absolute GENIUS! Fair play 👏👏 #twitterclarets #utc #BurnleyFC

@matthew_sagar: Must admit I was starting to worry this would never happen! We’ve got a new manager and surely some signings to follow! #UTC Oh was there any other appointments today? Nahhh… none that matters in this division! #NoNayNever

@Brettsk11550801: Kompany to Burnley. Good be a solid appointment

@JoeBlue202: Be interesting to see his backroom staff you know. Great player and from what I’ve read very intelligent man. Hope he does a good job

@SkyBlueFeta: @BurnleyOfficial have officially appointed @VincentKompany as their new manager, no doubt he’ll get a fair few @ManCity youngsters joining them on loan next season!

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