Skip to content


Burnley are set to appoint Vincent Kompany as manager. The former Manchester City captain quit his job as Anderlecht head coach on Wednesday and is ready for the challenge of trying to lift Burnley out of the Championship.

Kompany had been in charge of Anderlecht since August 2020, although he started the previous season as a player-manager before opting to focus on playing. The club finished third this season and a separation suits both parts.

Taking over at Burnley would send Kompany and his family back to the North West of England. His wife is from Manchester, where their three children were also born. Kompany played for City from 2008 to 2019.

Quick guide

How do I sign up for sports news alerts?

Show

  • Download the Guardian app from the iOS App Store on iPhones or the Google Play store on Android phones by searching for ‘The Guardian’.
  • If you already have the Guardian app, make sure you’re using the latest version.
  • In the Guardian app, tap the yellow button in the bottom right, then go to Settings (the gear icon), then Notifications.
  • Enable sports notifications.

Thank you for your opinion.

Burnley were relegated last week and face the likely loss of several players and the need to reconfigure their finances to be sustainable. Mike Jackson oversaw the final games of the season after Sean Dyche was sacked, but improved form was not enough to prevent the club from finishing 18th.

Burnley last played in the second tier in 2016 when they won the title, having finished second to win promotion two years earlier.

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.