In the wake of speculations tying him to the Tottenham Hotspur job, Burnley manager Vincent Kompany says he is “always happy.” In his first season as manager of Burnley, Kompany, 37, has led the team back to the Premier League.
Vincent Kompany: Burnley manager is “always delighted” amid Tottenham links
According to The Sun, the Belgian is Tottenham’s top candidate to replace Antonio Conte, who left the club by mutual consent last month. Last week, Kompany, a four-time Premier League champion as Manchester City captain, ensured Burnley’s promotion to the top division with six games to spare.
His first managerial position was at Anderlecht, where he worked as player-manager after leaving City, where he won 12 titles. It was before leaving last May and joining Burnley in the summer. Tottenham, sixth in the Premier League, broke ways with Conte in March after the Italian dubbed the Spurs players “selfish” and slammed the club’s culture in an extraordinary news conference. This season, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola stated that Kompany is “destined” to return to the club and lead it.
Kompany asked about those links and his Burnley future: “It is not at the forefront of my thoughts at all.
“Wherever I am, in my head, it is always the biggest job in the world.”
He added whether he is happy at Turf Moor: “I know the question, but what can I say? Am I not happy? We are 14 points clear at the top of the Championship.
“A key part is I’m always happy, never satisfied.”
Following the reports that Tottenham may target him as Conte’s successor, Kompany said: “I don’t waste answers on my future.”
He added: “I said that from day one at Burnley, anticipating that there would be questions like this one day. [I will] crack on. I’m focusing on Reading and the next games.
“It’s a desirable place to work. We have the infrastructure; we have talent, and it’s an enjoyable place to work.”