Despite being away from Manchester City for more than three years and managing his second different team, Vincent Kompany will always be connected with the club.

After all, the Belgian won four Premier League championships, two FA Cups, and four League Cups during his 11 years at the Etihad. After hanging up his boots, Kompany is attempting to establish a similarly successful coaching career for himself. He returned to England this summer as the manager of Burnley after serving as Anderlecht’s manager for two years.

Despite Burnley FC’s relegation from the Premier League and the significant drop in fan following at online betting platforms at, many were startled by choice.

Again, the fact that three of his new additions are straight from City shows how valuable his connection to his former team was in this situation. Aro Muric and CJ Egan-Riley were allowed to leave the team permanently, and Taylor Harwood-Bellis was sent on a season-long loan to Lancashire by Pep Guardiola.

Harwood-Bellis, an England under-21 international, has played in all three games for England. He worked with Kompany at Manchester City and Anderlecht earlier in his career, where he spent a placement on loan at the Belgian club. He says that Vincent Kompany and Pep Guardiola have similar leadership qualities.

He stated the following to the Burnley Express: “Undoubtedly, there are some parallels. This manager has various beliefs and values, his point of view and how he wants to communicate them to the players. But there are undoubtedly some parallels.”

He further added that Kompany would step in when necessary and make what he expects from you very clear. When he does, you consider it. They have information and specifics on everything. He employs certain principles, and it is up to us to follow them.

For Kompany, his time at Burnley has thus far been ordinary. The Clarets are currently fifth in the EFL Championship at the moment and have been difficult to beat in recent fixtures. However, they have also found it rather difficult to get wins, too. In the last five matches to have been played, they have managed to win just two of those, drawing three of the others.

Final Thoughts

Vincent Kompany and Pep Guardiola. What an interesting coincidence. Man City’s captain and manager seem to have a lot in common. They hate losing; they’re dominating, and the players adore them. Perhaps we will see the Belgian managing in the Premier League in the future? Who knows at this moment in time!