Former Manchester Metropolis captain Vincent Kompany has been appointed as the brand new supervisor of Burnley, the Championship membership introduced on Tuesday.
The retired Belgium worldwide, 36, who was in cost at Anderlecht till final month, stated he was “excited by the problem forward”.
“Burnley Soccer Membership is a really historic English aspect and it’s an honour to be appointed first-team supervisor,” stated Kompany, who takes over from caretaker Mike Jackson.
Jackson changed long-serving boss Sean Dyche in April however couldn’t save the membership from relegation to the second-tier Championship.
“I’m trying ahead to attending to work with the gamers and making a optimistic, profitable workforce for our followers after we return to Turf Moor,” stated former defender Kompany.
“I’ve been impressed by the board’s imaginative and prescient for the membership, which aligns with my very own, and I look ahead to enjoying my half as we enter an vital season.”
Kompany spent 11 years at Metropolis, the place he gained 10 main trophies, together with 4 Premier League titles.
He returned in 2019 to Anderlecht, the membership the place he launched his profession, as player-manager however relinquished matchday duties after a disastrous begin to the season.
Kompany retired as a participant in 2020 and took over as head coach.
Burnley chairman Alan Tempo stated the Clarets had signed up a “confirmed chief”.
“I’ve been very impressed together with his concepts for Burnley Soccer Membership, his urge for food to succeed and his concentrate on main the membership again to the Premier League,” he stated.
“Vincent has proven spectacular credentials in main considered one of Belgium’s largest groups again to European soccer and a cup ultimate final season and we’ve been excited by his philosophy, strategy and ambition for the membership.”