Vincent Kompany signs new Burnley deal until 2028 to ward off interest
Vincent Kompany has signed a new contract as Burnley manager, warding off interest from Tottenham and Chelsea.
The Manchester City legend has penned a new deal to keep him at Turf Moor until 2028.
Kompany is in his first season with the club, and achieved instant promotion to the Premier League with games to spare.
Such an impressive performance saw him linked with a move away, but the Belgian will instead lead the Clarets in the top flight.
Explaining his decision, the 37-year-old said: “Burnley and Turf Moor felt right pretty much from the start – so it also feels right to sign for the next five years.
“Together with the fans we have made Turf Moor a fortress again and continue to look forward to the future and the job of making Burnley better with every step.”
Chairman Alan Pace added: “We are ecstatic Vincent has signed a new deal!
“He is the perfect fit for how we all see Burnley Football Club moving forward.
We are ecstatic Vincent has signed a new deal! He is the perfect fit for how we all see Burnley Football Club moving forward. An extraordinary leader, setting ever higher standards and driving our club to the levels we all want to achieve. 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/RrsLEUoZOL— Alan Pace (@AlanPaceBFC) May 7, 2023
“An extraordinary leader, setting ever higher standards and driving our club to the levels we all want to achieve.”
Kompany was understood to be on Chelsea’s four-man shortlist to replace Frank Lampard next season.
Now he and Julian Nagelsmann have both dropped out of the race, Mauricio Pochettino is set to be named the Blues new boss.
Spurs had also been linked with the Belgian, but will also miss out and move onto other targets.