Alan Pace admits the long-term project at Burnley is the most important aspect of the club’s future under new boss Vincent Kompany.
The Belgian has arrived as the Clarets’ new boss, as he succeeds Sean Dyche and targets an immediate return back to the Premier League. Kompany was officially announced as the new number one at Burnley on Tuesday afternoon, with him set to begin work on Monday – when the Clarets return to pre-season training.
Relegation means Burnley are playing Championship football for the first time since 2016. Kompany faces a major rebuild at the club with a number of contract issues to resolve on top of likely player sales and his own summer recruitment.
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Clarets chairman Pace has spoken on the managerial appointment and believes Manchester City legend Kompany was help bring a different playing style to Turf Moor. The Burnley chief admits all want to return to the Premier League as soon as possible, but that the long-term project at the club is the most important thing.
Speaking to Het Nieuwsblad, Pace said: “I want a new path: a different playing style, brought by young talent who can develop with us. Vincent has that experience from Anderlecht.
“I don’t expect everything to be perfect from the start. We chose him mainly for his vision. Obviously we would like to play in the Premier League again next year, but the long-term project is more important.
“We are now going to attract many new talented players. Vincent has a lot of say in this.”
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