Vincent Kompany Emerges As New Target For Burnley Managers Post
Burnley Football Club could appoint Anderlecht boss Vincent Kompany as their next manager, according to reports in two national newspapers. Clarets U23’s coach Mike Jackson is currently interim boss and has been assisted by centre-back Ben Mee. But the former Manchester City legend has emerged as shock contender and could battle Wayne Rooney for the clubs management post.
However, the Burnley chairman Alan Pace is assessing candidates to take over from Sean Dyche on a full time basis. Since the sacking of Sean Dyche two weeks ago the club have picked up seven points from three games so they are in no immediate rush to appoint a successor, though Kompany is believed to be on the shortlist. Bu Wayne Rooney is the Clarets first choice with Pace impressed by his work at Derby County.
The former Manchester United striker has ambitions to work in the Premier League but also wants to complete the project he has started at Pride Park. That means Burnley may have to turn to other candidates, such as Sunderland boss Alex Neil. The Clarets chairman also likes Chris Wilder and is familiar with the Middlesbrough boss from his time looking at Sheffield United a club that Pace considered buying before taking over at Turf Moor.
Vincent Kompany is still inexperienced in management closing in on two years in charge of Anderlecht. However the former Manchester City captain guided the Belgian club to successive third place finishes and is currently competing in the league play-offs to decide the title winner. He does know the Premier League however, having won the competition four times as well as making 265 league appearances in twelve years at City. But Burnley are not guaranteed Premier League football next season and Kompany may not be so keen to join a Sky Bet Championship side.