The Lowdown: Kompany thriving at Burnley
The Belgian’s legendary playing days are now behind him and he is looking to thrive in management, with the early signs certainly promising for him.
As Villa continue their search for a new manager after Steven Gerrard’s sacking four days ago, the 36-year-old has emerged as a candidate for the job.
The Latest: Villa eye Kompany move
According to Football Insider, Kompany is a ‘strong contender’ to be the Villans’ next boss and he is ‘firmly on the radar’ of NSWE.
A move is reportedly being ‘lined up’ for the former Manchester City captain, suggesting he is now a front-runner to take charge in the near future. The report adds that preliminary talks are ‘likely’ to be held with the Belgian ‘in the coming days’.
The Verdict: Exciting young option
There would be an element of risk in Villa hiring Kompany as their new manager, given his lack of experience in the dugout, but he looks like he has the making of an exciting head coach.
At only 36, he could bring fresh ideas to Villa Park rather than an older manager with outdated methods, and he is also a down-to-earth character with strong morals.
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Kompany was described as ‘incredible‘ by his then-Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola during his playing days, praise which is justified by the Belgian’s inclusion in the Premier League Hall of Fame, and he is an intelligent figure who could prove to be an inspired appointment by Villa if they go for him.
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