Vincent Kompany has been confirmed as the new head coach at Bayern Munich, bringing a two-year spell at Burnley to an end.

The Belgian took charge at Turf Moor in the summer of 2022 and guided the Clarets straight back to the Premier League, winning the Championship title with more than 100 points.

However, things didn’t go to plan last season and Kompany’s side finished 19th in the table, only winning five league games.

The club says it was initially confident of keeping hold of the 38-year-old but doing so became "impossible" due to the "allure and prestige of a club like Bayern Munich”.

The search for Kompany’s replacement in the Burnley dugout has already began and an announcement will be made "in due course".

An official statement read: “We can confirm that Burnley FC has come to an agreement that will allow Vincent Kompany to leave Turf Moor.

“Whilst we were initially confident in retaining our manager, the changing dynamics of the situation made this impossible.

“We understand the allure and prestige of a club like Bayern Munich and respect Vincent’s ambition to explore new opportunities.

“We wish only the best for Vincent and would like to put on record our appreciation for his dedication every single day he was a part of this football club.

“Our priority remains the stability and success of Burnley FC, and we will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure that our ambition is realised - namely our return to the Premier League.

“We have started the search for a new manager and will make an announcement in due course.”

Bayern had been searching for Thomas Tuchel’s successor after a disappointing season, finishing third in the Bundesliga and 18 points behind champions Bayer Leverkusen.

Kompany’s contract at Turf Moor was set to run until 2028 after penning an extension following promotion, and the Clarets have reportedly received a hefty compensation fee.

The Belgian added: “I'm looking forward to the challenge of FC Bayern. It's a great honour to be able to work for this club - FC Bayern is an institution in international football.

"As a coach, you have to stand for what you are as a character. I love having the ball, being creative - but we also have to be aggressive and courageous on the pitch.

"I'm now looking forward to the basics - working with the players, building a team. Once the basis is right, success will follow."