Vincent Kompany has chosen a tricky task at Burnley on return to England | Burnley

Being appointed Burnley manager was not part of Vincent Kompany’s plan. The Belgian returned to his first club, Anderlecht, in 2019 to start his coaching career after a decade of success at Manchester City and was supposed to transform the team and leave Brussels with a glut of trophies. There was a rebuilding job required but despite green shoots of hope the Kompany era was more evolutionary than revolutionary and his tenure ended three years into a four-year deal.

Finishes of eighth, fourth and third showed progress but not enough for the board, whose tenure was going to end one way or…

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