In an interview with Football Betting, former Reading and Feyenord manager Jaap Stam has stated he believes that current Burnley boss Vincent Kompany could be a future head coach of the Red Devils.
During the interview, Stam said “Eventually, I can see Vincent Kompany becoming Belgium’s manager because he’s been doing well. He’s gone into management the right way because you need to learn at different levels and work with different players to eventually manage the national team. What’s doing now with Burnley is good and if he keeps going then I’m sure he can also make the next step to the Premier League.”
Kompany started his managerial career with boyhood club Anderlecht, where he took over during difficult circumstances that the club are still recovering from. The former Manchester City player brought through a number of academy prospects to the first team, blending them with more experienced heads to lead the side to a cup final, which they eventually lost on penalties to Gent.
Following disagreements with the board around the expectations for the 2022-2023 season, Kompany departed Brussels for Burnley. Kompany currently has Burnley top of the Championship, having only lost two games all season. The side have brought in a number of former Pro League players, such as Manuel Benson, Vitiniho and Annas Zaroury.
Belgium are currently looking for a new head coach after Roberto Martinez ended his 6 years in charge. The Belgian FA have set up a taskforce to appoint the new manager and a technical director.