Vincent Kompany will return to England for the first time since leaving Manchester City in 2019 after the Belgian was appointed as the new permanent manager of Burnley.

The Clarets were relegated from the English Premier last season following an underwhelming campaign that led to the sack of long-serving manager Sean Dyche.

Kompany was in charge at Anderlecht for two years before leaving by mutual consent at the end of the season having guided them to third in the Belgian top flight.

Kompany has now described his appointment as an honour and revealed he is not afraid of the challenge that awaits when the English Championship season kicks off, per BBC Sports.

“I’m excited by the challenge ahead. Burnley Football Club is a truly historic English side and it’s an honour to be appointed first-team manager.

“I’ve been impressed by the board’s vision for the club which aligns with my own and I look forward to playing my part as we enter an important season.”