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Burnley appoint Ex-Man City skipper Vincent Kompany as Manager

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Championship club Burnley have announced the appointment of former Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany, as the new manager.

The former Belgian defender who left his job as Anderlecht head coach in May said he was “excited by the challenge ahead”.

“Burnley Football Club is a truly historic English side and it is an honour to be appointed first-team manager,” said Kompany, who takes over from caretaker Mike Jackson.

Jackson replaced Sean Dyche in April but could not save the club from relegation to the second-tier Championship.

“I’m excited by the challenge ahead,” said Kompany.

“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.”

Kompany spent 11 years at man City, where he won 10 major trophies, including four Premier League titles.

Kompany’s appointment comes amid Burnley’s financial troubles. They received a £65m loan with American finance company MSD Holdings, a “significant proportion” of which now has to be repaid after falling out of the top flight.

Burnley have not specified the length of Kompany’s contract.

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