Pep Guardiola has tipped former player and current Burnley boss Vincent Kompany to become Manchester City manager in the future.
Kompany has done an outstanding job at Burnley since joining last summer, and his team are on course for a return to the English top flight.
The Clarets are currently on a 14-game unbeaten run in the Championship. They have opened up a 12-point lead over the chasing pack, and the league is theirs to lose at this stage of the season.
They beat League One side Fleetwood Town to reach the FA Cup quarter-final this week. City also recorded a convincing 3-0 win over Bristol City, setting up an eye-catching clash with Kompany’s side.
Kompany, who won four league titles during an 11-year spell at the Etihad Stadium, has now been tipped to return to Manchester at some point in his managerial career.
“He [Kompany] will be back sooner or later,” Guardiola told reporters (via talkSPORT). “His destiny to be Man City boss is written in the stars.
“It is going to happen. I don’t know when but it is going to happen. We have a chance to reach Wembley, we will compete against Vinny and his team.”
Guardiola’s current contract with City expires in the summer of 2025. When asked if Kompany could be his immediate successor, he said: “I said that sooner or later he will be manager here.
“When, I don’t know. It’s my feeling – maybe I’m wrong. His work ethic, knowledge, what he’s done, he’s doing really well, knows the club, the environment, what our people need. The destiny is there.”
The Burnley job was Kompany’s first stint in English football, but the 36-year-old has taken the division by storm.
The Belgian has got the Clarets playing attractive football to go with their impeccable results, having lost just two league games all season.
City are way ahead, but the mouth-watering clash scheduled for March 18 will allow Burnley to prove their credentials against the reigning top-flight champions.
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