Burnley boss Vincent Kompany has been linked with a shock move to German giants Bayern Munich.

Kompany took charge at Turf Moor in 2022 and guided the Clarets to the Championship title, returning to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

However, the past season proved to be a difficult one and Burnley eventually finished in 19th place with just 24 points and five wins.

The Belgian had previously been linked with the Brighton job following Roberto de Zerbi’s departure. However, chairman Alan Pace was quick to shut down those rumours on social media.

Reports in Germany have now claimed that Kompany is a candidate for Bayern as they look for Thomas Tuchel’s successor after a disappointing season, finishing third in the Bundesliga and 18 points behind champions Bayer Leverkusen.

The Burnley boss has now moved to the top of the bookies’ odds to be named as Tuchel’s replacement.

Kompany oversaw a 2-1 defeat against Nottingham Forest at the weekend despite Josh Cullen’s second-half goal. Former Claret Chris Wood bagged a brace for the visitors, who ensured they will be playing Premier League football next season.

Ahead of the game, the Burnley chief said: “I always look to the future at something exciting and tomorrow will bring exactly that feeling.”

He added: “I said last year we were club number 21 in England because everyone wanted to make the big statements when we had the trophy, but I said we’re club number 21.

“Now we’re 19 and hopefully we can remain 21 or 22 next season, and the goal is to shoot out of the middle there where we are right now. Still, the club’s alive and is ambitious.”

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