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Manchester City include legendary former player on Pep Guardiola replacement shortlist



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Premier League champions Manchester City would be open to the idea of Vincent Kompany returning to the club as manager, a new report has revealed.

The former Belgium international centre-back is currently at the centre of widespread belief that he has been selected as the new head coach to take charge at the Allianz Arena and Bayern Munich from the start of the forthcoming season.

That follows two seasons with Burnley at either end of the success spectrum, having guided the Clarets to Premier League promotion with a 100-point season in the EFL Championship, before being relegated from the top-flight in the subsequent season.

Manchester City have long been admirers of the style implemented by Vincent Kompany, and manager Pep Guardiola has spoken incredibly highly of the talents being showcased by his former club captain at the Etihad Stadium.

Amid ongoing conversation surrounding the future of Pep Guardiola, and a growing belief that the upcoming 2024/25 campaign could be his final season in charge of Manchester City, discussions are growing over what the future could hold in the manager’s hot seat at the club.

According to the information of GIVEMESPORT, Manchester City have now included former captain Vincent Kompany on a shortlist of potential candidates who could succeed Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium.

The latest update comes despite the Burnley head coach being on the verge of taking over as Bayern Munich manager following the exit of Thomas Tuchel from the Bundesliga giants this season.

It is explained that Manchester City see Kompany’s opportunity to fight for regular silverware at Bayern as an ‘ideal chance’ to monitor how he handles a ‘pressurised job’ where he is expected to continually challenge for trophies across competitions.

When asked about the possibility of Vincent Kompany becoming the new manager of his former club, Pep Guardiola only spoke highly of the rumours and gave the Bavarian club his thumbs up to the idea of the move.

“I’m happy with that link, if this happens, that Bayern are linked to Vinny,” Guardiola said during a recent press conference. “I have a huge, huge opinion about Vinny, it doesn’t matter if he was relegated with Burnley.

“What I felt when I played against him, and I know him a little bit, I have a high standard opinion about his work, as a person, because of his personality, knowledge about the game, and how he handles the media, and many things.

“I would love Bayern to take the best decision, they deserve it, I love that club, I’m in love with Bayern Munich for many, many reasons, especially the people that are still there. And hopefully they can take the best decision. If they believe that Vinny is the right decision, from Manchester City, they have a guy that we will support unconditionally.”