Bayern Munich On The Verge Of Appointing Burnley Manager Vincent Kompany

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Bayern Munich are on the cusp of appointing Vincent Kompany as the club’s new head coach.

Reports indicate that despite recording just five victories throughout the 2023/24 campaign and seeing Burnley relegated to the Championship, Kompany remains highly sought after.

Bayern Munich’s search for a new manager has seen them scampering and filtering through several tacticians, including Xabi Alonso, ex-boss Julian Nagelsmann, and former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Ragnick.

These coaches apparently turned down the opportunity to take charge of the side, with Thomas Tuchel also tempted into staying after announcing his exit in February 2024.

However, Tuchel remained obstinate on departing the club at the end of the 2023/24 season.

Vincent Kompany To Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have turned their attention to Vincent Kompany and have held talks with Burnley chairman Alan Pace over a compensation fee.

This is in the hope of snatching the Belgian in the coming days, as they look to put things in place ahead of next season.

Kompany spent two seasons in Germany, representing Hamburger SV from August 2006 to August 2008.

The 38-year-old speaks fluent German and his philosophy is understood to have caught the eye of the Bayern Munich hierarchy.

This potential relationship involving both parties is a gamble, following their respective underwhelming seasons.

The Bavarian giants failed to win the Bundesliga for the first time since 2012, while Vincent Kompany had a torrid campaign with Burnley.

Kompany At Burnley

His exploits with the Clarets ahead of the 2023/24 season saw him linked to clubs like Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.

He finished 19th on the Premier League log last season, with Burnley ultimately relegated to the Championship.

The potential move of Kompany to Bayern Munich is coming as a big blow to the Clarets, who had hoped that the Belgian would help them secure promotion back to the Premier League.

Burnley’s board entrusted Vincent Kompany with the job and had handed a considerable amount of power to him – especially in their recruitment process.

However, this move didn’t yield any dividends, as the Clarets dropped down to the second division despite splashing about £90 million in the summer of 2023.

Vincent Kompany

Burnley believed that Kompany would continue his stay at Turf Moor, although they had been making plans to source for a new coach to work under him next season.

Ashley Cole, who is one of the first-team coaches at Birmingham City, caught their attention and he had been shortlisted for the role.

Cole had impressed in his duty with the Under 21 set up of England, and he played a crucial role in the Young Lions winning the European Championship in the summer of 2023.

The exit of Vincent Kompany is expected to put Burnley in a tight corner, with the team likely to sell players in the coming weeks ahead of their return to the Championship.

James Trafford, who joined the team from Manchester City in the summer of 2023, has been linked with a possible move to Newcastle United.

Jack Cork and Johann-Berg Gudmundsson, two key names in Burnley’s recent history, will leave the Clarets this summer when their contract expires.

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