Burnley fans revel in spotlighting Blackburn Rovers with Vincent Kompany appointment

Burnley today confirmed Vincent Kompany as the club’s new boss.

The Manchester City legend has been announced as Sean Dyche’s permanent successor. The retired Belgian defender arrives at Les Clarets after leaving Anderlecht last month.

The length of his contract has not been disclosed, but he will join the Clarets on Monday when the team resume first-team training ahead of the new season, which starts on July 30. Burnley are back in the Championship after failing to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

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Kompany spent three years in charge of Anderlecht, although his first season was initially as a player manager, and last season the Belgian giants finished third in the league and reached the domestic cup final.

As a player, he spent seven years as national captain of Belgium, where he led his country to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, and led Manchester City to four Premier League titles, two Cups FA and four EFL Cups.

The news of Kompany’s installation as the new Clarets boss isn’t the only managerial news breaking out in Lancashire today. More news broke earlier this morning at a club less than a million miles from Turf Moor.

East Lancashire rivals Blackburn Rovers confirmed at 8am that Jon Dahl Tomasson had been named their new head coach. The former Malmö boss arrives at Ewood Park on a three-year contract and succeeds the late Tony Mowbray in the Rovers dugout.

There was just a four-hour gap between Rovers announcing and the Clarets doing the same with Kompany at noon. And it’s something that hasn’t escaped the notice of Burnley fans who have reacted on Twitter.

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