Vincent Kompany is the most shocking contender for the Tottenham job despite Pep saying the Man City move is ‘written in the stars’
VINCENT KOMPANY has emerged as the leading contender for Tottenham’s new boss.
The Belgian looks set to lead Burnley back to the Premier League on the first try but SunSport understand he would be interested in the Spurs job.
Manchester City icon Kompany’s work in his debut season at Turf Moor, where he plays some exciting football, has impressed Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Spurs are putting together a shortlist after Antonio Conte left the club for good on Sunday.
Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique, Marco Silva and Thomas Frank are all in contention.
Kompany’s Championship leaders Burnley are 16 points clear of third place ahead of tonight’s hosts Sunderland and can confirm automatic promotion until next weekend.
Still, he knows he won’t be able to spend big to keep the Clarets in the top flight.
Kompany, who made his mark as Anderlecht coach at the age of two, rebuilt the squad last summer after losing top stars like Nick Pope, Ben Mee, James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil.
In last May’s relegation, ALK Capital, owners of Burnley, were faced with a £65million early repayment of a loan taken out to fund their 2020 takeover.
At 36, Kompany is just a year older than Nagelsmann, who was dropped from Bayern Munich last week.
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And City boss Pep Guardiola claims it is “written in the stars” that Kompany will one day be manager at Etihad.
The Clarets were beaten 6-0 in the FA Cup quarter-finals at City this month – and Kompany says that’s just what his players needed.
He said: “The timing was impeccable.
“By that I mean that you could see the start of the international weeks as a mini break, resting with maybe one foot on the beach.
“But it gives you a shock effect. The result was dramatic, but the game was enough to show that we are not passengers here – that’s the standard, that’s the level.”
Cristian Stellini, who was Contes No. 2, takes charge as caretaker Spurs manager for the first time at Everton on Monday.
He said: “I’m sad when you change coaches in the middle of the season everyone feels responsible.
“My relationship with Antonio is the same because we are friends.
“I am honored to be entrusted to the team until the end of the season. The players and everyone have to do more.”
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