Vincent Kompany

“We wish only the best”: Burnley opens up Vincent Kompany’s transfer to Bayern Munich

Vincent Kompany’s transfer to Bayern Munich is now official

Burnley have explained their decision to let Vincent Kompany leave as the Belgian was appointed as the new manager of Bayern Munich. Kompany oversaw the relegation of the Clarets from the Premier League this season but that didn’t stop him from landing the top job at Bayern.

The Bavarians faced plenty of stumbling block in their search of a new head coach to succeed the outgoing Thomas Tuchel, who failed to lead Bayern to a major title this season.

Kompany emerged as a surprise candidate for the role, and now, his move has been confirmed, with the former Manchester City defender signing a three-year contract with the Bundesliga giants.

Burnley, who are going back into the EFL Championship just a year after gaining promotion, have released statement revealing their decision to let Kompany leave. The club said in an official statement:

“We can confirm that Burnley FC has come to an agreement that will allow Vincent Kompany to leave Turf Moor.

“Whilst we were initially confident in retaining our manager, the changing dynamics of the situation made this impossible. We understand the allure and prestige of a club like Bayern Munich and respect Vincent’s ambition to explore new opportunities. We wish only the best for Vincent and would like to put on record our appreciation for his dedication every single day he was a part of this football club.”

Kompany joined Burnley in June 2022 when the Clarets had only been relegated from the Premier League. The Belgian guided them back into the top-flight a year later, only to see them get relegated again.

Kompany faces big challenge at Bayern

Bayern Munich made the surprise decision to appoint Vincent Kompany as their next manager. The Belgian couldn’t help Burnley stay afloat in the Premier League, but in Munich, he faces a completely different challenge. Having finished trophyless this season, Bayern will be aiming to recover themselves and Kompany will be under the scanner all throughout. The former Anderlecht faces the biggest task of his managerial career so far.

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