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Vincent Kompany leaves Anderlecht amid links to vacant Burnley manager’s job

Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has left his role as Anderlecht head coach amid suggestions he is the front runner to take over at relegated Burnley.The 36-year-old has been strongly linked with the Clarets for a number of weeks, with the interest apparently not dimming despite Burnley suffering relegation from the Premier League after their 2-1 defeat to Newcastle on Sunday.Kompany returned to his boyhood club Anderlecht in the summer of 2019, initially joining as player-manager before hanging up his boots in August 2020 to focus on his coaching career. He guided the club to third in the Belgian...
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Burnley hope to have new manager agreed by end of May

Relegated Burnley hope to have a new manager agreed by the end of the month. Chairman Alan Pace has yet to talk publicly about the events of the weekend or what it means at Turf Moor. However, one of his most immediate tasks is securing a permanent replacement for Sean...
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Burnley’s ticking timebomb explodes after years spent defying gravity

The fixture list seemed to contain a cruelty to Burnley when Newcastle activated Chris Wood’s release clause in January. Some four months later, however, Wood did not relegate his old club, despite an 18-minute cameo at Turf Moor. Perhaps Burnley’s past did, though. It caught up with them.They had long felt an anachronistic presence in the Premier League. That sense was exacerbated when moneyed larger clubs like Newcastle altered the equation. But it was past mistakes, past passiveness in the transfer market, past complacency and the reality too many of their players are not the forces they were in recent...
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Burnley relegated but Newcastle dreaming big

After six seasons of battling against and surprising English football's elite, Burnley's spell in the Premier League came to an end on an emotional afternoon at Turf Moor as they lost 2-1 against Newcastle. The Clarets' task seemed a straightforward one, win at home against the Magpies to guarantee another...
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Mike Jackson confident Burnley will bounce back after relegation

Mike Jackson is confident Burnley can find answers to the difficult questions that await after Sunday’s 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle brought an end to their six-year stay in the Premier League.Relegation means the Clarets must repay a “significant” portion of a £65million loan taken out as part of ALK Capital’s leveraged buyout in December 2020 while also rebuilding their squad – nine first-team players are out of contract this summer while several others will be transfer targets for rivals.There is also no permanent manager – Jackson stepped up from his role with the under-23s after Sean Dyche was sacked...
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Burnley 1-2 Newcastle: Pick of the stats

In 2022, Newcastle picked up 38 points in the Premier League (W12 D2 L5), a haul bettered only by three sides (Liverpool 51, Manchester City 43, Tottenham 41). Burnley netted their 300th Premier League goal, the 32nd side to hit that milestone in the competition. Callum Wilson has netted five...
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Will new-look Burnley bounce back? Have your say

Relegation brings inevitable uncertainty and the turbulence at Turf Moor will continue after failure to get the final-day win over Newcastle that would have guaranteed a seventh season as a Premier League club. With a whole stack of players likely to leave, no manager in place and new owners at...
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