While Tottenham Hotspur’s search for a new manager continues, Burnley were busy yesterday confirming the news that Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year contract at Turf Moor.
Kompany has led the Clarets back to the Premier League at the first time of asking after arriving from Belgian side Anderlecht last summer with the Clarets achieving promotion back to the top flight with seven games to spare before sealing the Championship title.
The 37-year-old was said to have held positive talks with Tottenham over the possibility of replacing Antonio Conte in north London (Fabrizio Romano), however, he has pledged his future to Burnley with a new five-year deal.
The Daily Mail’s chief football correspondent Sami Mokbel took to Twitter yesterday to confirm that while Tottenham did have a genuine interest in the former Manchester City central defender, it was more exploratory than anything concrete.
Vincent Kompany signs new contract at Burnley as raised by @MailSport three weeks ago. Interest from Tottenham genuine – but more exploratory than anything concrete. Seems like the right decision by Kompany. https://t.co/qoDeiyxKkS pic.twitter.com/VHrePKkgEl
— Sami Mokbel (@SamiMokbel81_DM) May 7, 2023
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has previously backed Kompany to return to the Etihad one day as manager, having played for City for eleven years and winning the Premier League title on four occasions (Sky Sports).
Kompany is building an impressive reputation and now has the opportunity to guide Burnley into the Premier League next season where he will be keen to at least keep them in the top flight with Manchester City among those likely to be keeping tabs on his progress.
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