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Vincent Kompany signs new five-year deal with promoted Burnley

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Vincent Kompany led Burnley to Premier League promotion and he’ll be guiding the Clarets into the top flight.

That was in serious question as rumors that Tottenham and Chelsea had interest in hiring the ex-Manchester City star as their new boss before Burnley could take the pitch in the Premier League.

And it’s a long-term deal for Kompany, who gets some serious job security while his employers raise his price tag through the 2027-28 season.

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“Burnley and Turf Moor felt right pretty much from the start, so it also feels right to sign for the next five years,” Kompany said, via Burnley’s official web site. “Together with the fans we have made Turf Moor a fortress again and continue to look forward to the future and the job of making Burnley better with every step.”

The Championship winners ran away with the division and can breach the 100-point mark by beating Cardiff City at Turf Moor on Monday on the season’s final day.

Burnley chairman Alan Pace hailed Kompany as “an extraordinary leader” who is “setting ever higher standards and driving our club to the levels we all want to achieve.”

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