Former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha believes that new Burnley boss Vincent Kompany will attract players to the club that they would not able to attract. Kompany was appointed as the new manager after he left Anderlecht in May. Kompany was the Manchester City captain and led the team to 10 major trophies during his time at the club.
“Most people who play now have seen him play or played against him and know what he represented,” Onuoha said about new Burnley boss Vincent Kompany. “If he comes to you and says ‘I want you to come here and play for me’, he will be able to sell what it is to play for Burnley. That doesn’t guarantee success, but you almost feel a sense of guilt if you say the time’s not right yet. Vincent Kompany wants you to be there and that’s a very significant name. That will probably get you a few players that wouldn’t have joined in the past. Maybe in 10 years, we’ll be speaking about him in the same way we speak about Sean Dyche.”
“You could find some foreign managers who don’t understand Burnley or the Championship. But Vincent does understand it, he’s lived it. He’s been a very significant part of that and he knows what playing against Burnley was like,” he added. “He didn’t hate it, he loved it because that suited how he wanted to play. For him to come in at this time and understand that Sean Dyche left a very significant legacy, Vincent will know that and know he’s starting from scratch. He understood the totality of any system is not just about the people who are starting and playing very well, it’s about everybody and making sure everybody is on the same page, making sure they’re working hard.”