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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.

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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.

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