Vincent Kompany: Burnley manager signs new five-year contract at Turf Moor ahead of Premier League return

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Vincent pens a 5 year contract with Burnley (Image- The Mirror)
Vincent pens a 5 year contract with Burnley (Image- The Mirror)

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year contract at Turf Moor ahead of the club's Premier League return.

Kompany has led the Clarets back to the Premier League at the first time of asking after arriving from Belgian side Anderlecht last summer.

Burnley achieved promotion back to the top flight with seven games to spare before sealing the Championship title and the 37-year-old's success has seen him linked with managerial vacancies elsewhere, including Tottenham and Chelsea.

But the former Manchester City captain has ended speculation about his immediate future by agreeing to extend his stay in Lancashire until at least 2028.

Vincent Kompany said: "Burnley and Turf Moor felt right pretty much from the start โ€“ 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."

Burnley chairman Alan Pace added: "We are ecstatic Vincent has signed a new deal. He is the perfect fit for how we all see Burnley Football Club moving forward.

"An extraordinary leader, setting ever higher standards and driving our club to the levels we all want to achieve."

Burnley's promotion season as champions concludes at Turf Moor on Monday when they play Cardiff with the trophy presentation in front of a sell-out crowd.

Vincent Kompany has been on the lists at Chelsea and Tottenham as they search for their next permanent managers.

Former club Manchester City have also earmarked him as a potential manager for them in the future.

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