Alan Pardew has denied links with the vacant job at Turf Moor as Burnley continue their search for Vincent Kompany’s successor.

Kompany took charge at European giants Bayern Munich last week despite relegation from the Premier League with the Clarets.

Reports on Monday claimed Pardew had been sounded out for the job, but he confirmed that was not the case during an appearance on talkSPORT.

The 62-year-old said: “Well, it obviously isn’t me. Otherwise, it would be officially announced.”

He added: “It’s nice to be linked with them, if nothing else. I think the squad is good enough, the ownership is well organised and have got finances to - maybe they’re in a better position than Leicester were last year to rebound.

“So I think whoever gets the job, it’s going to be a great opportunity. For myself, it’s a great challenge that I would like to do because I’d like to take a team back to the Prem. 

“I did it, I set teams up to go back to the Prem - West Ham, Southampton. So yeah, I would be open to it. 

“Whether that’s known and that’s the rumour that’s gone out rather than the actual link, I don’t know.”

Pardew previously had spells in charge at Reading, West Ham, Charlton, Southampton, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and West Brom.

His most recent role was at Aris Thessaloniki but he has been out of work since leaving the Greek club by mutual consent in February.

Last week, the Clarets named Craig Bellamy as acting head coach while the search continues for a new permanent boss. He will be assisted by Mike Jackson, who had a stint as interim manager following Sean Dyche’s sacking.

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