Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a whole host of managers to take over the vacant head coach role in north London following the departure of Antonio Conte in March.
Vincent Kompany has been one name said to have been on Tottenham’s shortlist is Vincent Kompany after the Belgian secured Burnley’s return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Fabrizio Romano claimed on his YouTube channel late last month that Tottenham had held conversations with the former Manchester City defender over the role in N17.
Burnley have today announced that the 37-year-old has signed a new five-year contract at Turf Moor in what has been described as ‘to extend his commitment with the club.’
Cristian Stellini was initially given the responsibility to lead the side for the remainder of the campaign in the wake of Conte’s exit, but also found himself surplus to requirements after the 6-1 thrashing at Newcastle United.
Ryan Mason was instead placed in charge for the last handful of matches and secured his three points of his second stint in charge yesterday with the 1-0 win against Crystal Palace courtesy of Harry Kane’s first-half header.
Kompany said via a statement on the official Burnley site: “Burnley and Turf Moor felt right pretty much from the start – so it also feels right to sign for the next five years.
“Together with the fans we have made Turf Moor a fortress again and continue to look forward to the future and the job of making Burnley better with every step.”
Tottenham are said to have Julian Nagelsmann in their sights as their number one target to take charge, however, they will have to pay up to £10 million in compensation fees to Bayern Munich if they are to hire the young coach (Telegraph).
Feyenoord’s Arne Slot is reported to also be an alternative for the vacancy (The Independent).
Kompany has made an impressive start to his managerial career in England, however, the Tottenham job has come too soon for him. He will be judged further on his exploits with the Clarets next season when they are back with the big boys in the Premier League.
While Nageslmann is also a young manager, he has more top-flight experience compared to Kompany and has to be Tottenham’s priority to bring back attack-minded, pressing football.
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