MX23RW : Saturday, June 22 19:55:35| >> :120:5954:5954:

Relegated Premier League manager 'holds talks with six-time Champions League winner'

Relegated PL manager 'holds talks with six-time Champions League winner'
© Reuters
Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in appointing Burnley boss Vincent Kompany as their new head coach.

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany has reportedly emerged as a candidate for the Bayern Munich job.

Ever since Thomas Tuchel and club officials at the Allianz Arena made the mutual decision to part ways this summer, Bayern have struggled to find a replacement.

The likes of Xabi Alonso and Ralf Rangnick have turned down opportunities, while Tuchel himself has opted against performing a U-turn.

As a result, the Bundesliga outfit, who finished third this season, have been left scrambling for an alternative as they bid to formulate plans for 2024-25.

Although there remains a number of possibilities for Bayern, it has been suggested that one manager in particular has "a serious chance" of becoming Tuchel's successor.

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany looks dejected after the match on May 4, 2024© Reuters

Kompany towards top of Bayern shortlist

According to Sky Sport Deutschland journalist Florian Plettenberg, who was speaking on X, Kompany has emerged as a top contender.

Plettenberg says that "concrete talks" have already taken place between the relevant parties ahead of a formal approach potentially being made to Burnley.

Club officials have allegedly been impressed with how Kompany has performed during the early stages of his managerial career, despite the Clarets' relegation from the Premier League.

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany reacts on April 2, 2024© Reuters

How has Kompany performed in the dugout?

Kompany may be just 38 years of age but he has already accumulated 192 matches as a manager, recording 83 victories and suffering 51 defeats since 2019.

The former Belgium captain was a runner-up with Anderlecht in their domestic cup during 2021-22, and he ended his time there with just 18 defeats from 92 games, albeit with 32 draws during that stint.

Once an opportunity materialised to return to the North West of England, the Manchester City legend could not turn that down and he has only enhanced his reputation at Turf Moor.

Burnley blitzed last season's Championship campaign, recording 101 points from 46 matches during a season where they suffered just three defeats in the second tier.

His first campaign as a manager in the Premier League has proven far more testing. Although Burnley recently went through a period of losing just once in eight matches, collecting 11 points, ending the season with three successive defeats saw the club relegated by eight points.

As it stands, Kompany is currently preparing for another year in the Championship, but it appears that could change if Bayern firm up their initial interest.

ID:544201:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect4172:

Click here for more stories about Vincent Kompany

Click here for more stories about Bayern Munich

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta pictured on May 19, 2024
Read Next:
Story of the 2023-24 Premier League season
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.
rhs 2.0
Euro 2024 fixtures header
Sunday, June 23
Monday, June 24
Tuesday, June 25
Wednesday, June 26
Saturday, June 29
Sunday, June 30
Monday, July 1
Tuesday, July 2
Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6
Tuesday, July 9
Wednesday, July 10
Sunday, July 14
Tables header RHS

Group A

Q Germany Germany22006
2 Switzerland Switzerland21104
3 Scotland flag Scotland20111
4 Hungary Hungary20020

Group B

Q Spain Spain22006
2 Italy Italy21013
3 Albania national flag Albania20111
4 Croatia Croatia20111

Group C

1 England flag England21104
2 Denmark Denmark20202
3 Slovenia Slovenia20202
4 Serbia Serbia20111

Group D

1 Netherlands Netherlands21104
2 France France21104
3 Austria Austria21013
4 Poland Poland20020

Group E

1 Romania Romania11003
2 Ukraine Ukraine21013
3 Slovakia Slovakia21013
4 Belgium Belgium10010

Group F

Q Portugal Portugal22006
2 Turkey Turkey21013
3 Czech Republic Czech Republic20111
4 Georgia Georgia20111

Sports Mole provides in-depth previews and predictions for every match from the biggest leagues and competitions in world football.
Argentina's Lionel Messi kisses the World Cup trophy after collecting the Golden Ball award on December 18, 2022Sign up for our FREE daily preview newsletter direct to your inbox!