Vincent Kompany has shared a message of thanks to Burnley fans following his move to Bayern Munich.

The Belgian took charge at Turf Moor in the summer of 2022 and guided the Clarets to the Championship title, passing the 100-point milestone on the final day.

However, last season proved to be a difficult one and Kompany’s side were relegated back to the second tier, winning only five league games.

The 38-year-old wrote on his official social media page: "I am filled with gratitude for having been a part of the Burnley FC family for two seasons.

"I am humbled by the role I was given in the rich history of this beautiful club and I am really proud of what we have achieved together, in good and bad days.

"To everyone at the club, from owners to players and staff: you have been amazing. And most importantly to all the fans and the entire Burnley community: I cannot thank you enough for always being there, through thick and thin.

"You are the solid rock this club is built on. Burnley will always be a massive part of my history. Forever in my heart, Vincent."

The club also posted a short video in which Kompany said the past couple of years at Turf Moor have been a “very important part” of his life.

He added: “It starts with a message of thanks, of course. I was very lucky, I was surrounded by hard working people and players who gave everything.

"I felt privileged and honoured to be welcomed and part of such a good environment. The best way for me to describe how I lived it is that I think I gave everything back.

“The best moment was beating Blackburn at home 3-0 and then beating them at their home to win the league. I loved every moment at the club, it has been a very important part of my life.”

Kompany succeeds former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel in the hot seat at the Allianz Arena as Bayern aim to bounce back from a disappointing season, finishing third in the Bundesliga and 18 points behind champions Bayer Leverkusen.

Craig Bellamy, who was the Belgian's assistant over the past couple of seasons, has been named Burnley’s acting head coach while the club searches for a new permanent boss. He will be assisted by Mike Jackson, who had a stint as interim manager following Sean Dyche’s sacking.