Vincent Kompany, the former Manchester City captain and current Burnley manager, has asked Pep Guardiola to stop insisting he will take over as the City manager one day. Guardiola has praised Kompany and called him a future City manager, but Kompany himself feels that he is at the best club for him right now – Burnley. Guardiola has studied Burnley more closely now and is “more convinced than ever” that Kompany will one day take his place.
Kompany will be in the opposing dugout at the Etihad Stadium for the first time as a manager when Burnley take on the Premier League champions in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Kompany has learnt a lot from Guardiola during his time at Manchester City and has undoubtedly utilised some of it in his coaching technique. However, he feels that the two clubs are different in many ways; Burnley is competing to win the Championship, while City is competing to win the Champions League. Kompany thinks Guardiola should stay for another 10 years at City and wants his former coach to continue leading the team.
Guardiola has always maintained communication with his ex-players, and Kompany is no exception. Although the two have not spoken recently, Kompany plans to talk to Guardiola after the game on Saturday. Despite their friendship, Kompany knows that he is in a very different environment at Burnley, where he has to deal with the unique set of challenges in the Championship.
Kompany has cut off communication with his former teammates to focus on his team’s FA Cup fixtures. He has been studying their midweek opponents Hull rather than watching City’s 7-0 rout of Leipzig in the Champions League. However, the connection between Kompany and his former club remains strong.
Kompany knows that Burnley faces a difficult challenge against City. However, he is determined to bring his best game and has set his sights on doing as well as he can. His ultimate goal is to lead Burnley to a glorious victory over Manchester City.
In conclusion, Vincent Kompany has asked Pep Guardiola to stop insisting that he will take over as Manchester City manager after him. Kompany is happy at Burnley and wants Guardiola to continue leading City, and is determined to do the best he can against his former team.