Vincent Kompany reckons the highs and lows of his time at Turf Moor have prepared him for his next challenge at Bayern Munich.

Kompany was named as the new head coach at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday afternoon, bringing a two-year stay in East Lancashire to an end.

The Belgian arrived at Burnley in 2022 and guided the Clarets to the Championship title in his first season, racking up more than 100 points.

However, last term didn’t go to plan and Kompany’s side were relegated from the top flight, only winning five league games.

He told a press conference: “You learn a lot about yourself. The first year, you have 46 games and we only lost three, 101 points – the highest of the highest the club has ever achieved in terms of points return.

“Then the next year, you have a tough season in the Premier League. What you learn about yourself in the very highs and the very lows is that you can be consistent.

“I didn’t approach players differently. I didn’t work less to prepare games. I have no intention to all of a sudden become a different person, and I don’t think that is what they want.”

Kompany says there was plenty of interest in his services despite relegation with the Clarets and can’t wait to get started at Bayern.

He added: “I just joined the club but I’m starting to understand a little bit the recruitment process, and I can only say that the fact that I’m here means they’re doing a very good job. That’s it.

“I know what a big club Bayern Munich is. I’m very proud but also very motivated to start. The season could start today, right away.

“I think the aspect of being surprised is because you assume that it was the only club that called, and you assume that it was the only interest I had.

“You only assume that because I’m very private, that is the only reason. I was actually quite fortunate to have a lot of interest from other clubs as well.”

The former Manchester City defender will be under immediate pressure to regain the Bundesliga title, which was won by Bayer Leverkusen last term.

“The question about pressure, you are going to ask me maybe another 10,000 times before the start of the season, but it is going to be the same answer,” he said. “I have a different way of dealing with it, it is not part of my life.

“I have lived at this level for most of my career, I have been in these dressing rooms for most of my career.

“But in the main, you always adapt to the people and the cultures and the individuals that you have in the dressing room. I have learned this at every level of football.”