Kompany leaves Anderlecht amid talks to become Burnley manager

Kompany leaves Anderlecht amid talks to become Burnley manager

Vincent Kompany has left his role as boss of Anderlecht amid talks with Burnley about becoming the club's new manager.

Kompany is on a shortlist of candidates to succeed Sean Dyche at Turf Moor and no decision has been made yet over their next manager.

Kompany confirmed his departure from Anderlecht on Wednesday, with a club statement reading: "Today only one feeling prevails: I am proud that I was able to start this new chapter at the club of my heart. I have now been a player and a coach of RSC Anderlecht, but above all I remain a loyal fan."

Burnley have been without a permanent boss since sacking Dyche in April and though caretaker manager Mike Jackson picked up 11 points from eight games in charge, he was not able to save the Clarets from relegation to the Championship on the final day of the season.

Kompany was first named player-manager of Anderlecht after leaving the Etihad in 2019, but after presiding over their worst start to a league season, he returned to playing duties for the rest of the season.