According to a report from The Sun, Burnley boss and former Manchester City star Vincent Kompany has become a shock favourite to land the manager role at Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.
Spurs are on the hunt for a new permanent manager once more, after it was announced that they had parted ways with Antonio Conte after 16 months of the Italian’s reign at the club.
Conte’s former assistant Cristian Stellini is now in charge of first-team affairs at Tottenham until the end of the season, and will be assisted by Ryan Mason.
Chairman Daniel Levy is thought to have a shortlist of potential new managers, including the likes of Julian Nagelsmann, and former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino (Telegraph).
New names are being mentioned on a daily basis when it comes to the vacancy at Tottenham, and the latest is Kompany. The former Man City captain is currently doing a fine job in the Championship with Burnley.
The Clarets are 16 points clear of third-placed Middlesborough and automatic promotion appears to be a given.
Kompany’s side are also 13 points clear of second-placed Sheffield United with nine games left, so there’s a good chance they will be winning the league this year and returning to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Despite this, the report from The Sun suggests Kompany “would be interested” in the Spurs job in the summer.
And the feeling is mutual, it seems, as the Belgian’s “exciting brand of football” has caught the eye of Levy.
Apparently, Kompany is well aware “will not be able to spend big” next season with Burnley and will face a tough season in the Premier League should he get promoted as expected.
Spurs Web Opinion
Vincent Kompany is a really interesting managerial prospect.
He’s done a great job with Burnley, turning them into an exciting, attacking team.
From what we’ve seen behind the scenes, he is a very disciplined and authoritative coach, too, which could be a good thing for our set of players.
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