FORMER Blackburn Rovers striker Craig Bellamy has been named a part of Vincent Kompany’s backroom staff at Burnley.

The former Wales captain, who scored 13 goals in 27 games during a successful one-season stint at Ewood Park in the 2005/06 campaign, has been named assistant manager at Turf Moor.

The former Liverpool and Manchester City striker earned 78 caps for Wales during his time as a player. He moved into coaching in 2016 at Cardiff City, before joining Kompany at Anderlecht in June 2019 as U21 manager and then assistant first team manager.

Kompany's new coaching set-up also includes Jelle ten Rouwelaar (Goalkeeping Coach), Bram Geers (First Team Coach), Floribert Ngalula (First Team Coach) and Richard Bredice (Lead First Team Performance Analyst & Set-Piece Coach) .

Speaking about the five new appointments, first team manager, Kompany, said: “I am delighted Craig, Jelle, Bram, Floribert and Richard have all agreed to join and play an integral role in helping to develop the players and build a successful team at Burnley Football Club.

“I have worked with all five men before and I know the qualities and experience they will bring to the Club.

“We already have an excellent group of staff at the Club and collectively we are excited to work together as we prepare for the new season.”