Vincent Kompany’s dad reveals he spoke to three Premier League clubs before Bayern Munich move
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Vincent Kompany took over at Bayern Munich last week (Picture: Getty)

Vincent Kompany’s dad has revealed his son spoke to three clubs before his surprise appointment at .

Bayern appointed the former captain on a despite Kompany overseeing ’s relegation from the Premier League last season.

Kompany had taken Burnley back up to the English top-flight the previous season but then oversaw just five wins in 38 games as the Clarets .

Given Burnley’s struggles, it was a surprise to see Kompany poached by German giants Bayern Munich, who were under former boss Thomas Tuchel.

Despite their European run, Bayern endured a dismal domestic season, failing to win the Bundesliga for the first time since 2012 and .

While Kompany endured mixed success at Turf Moor, he remains a highly-respected coach and was contacted by three Premier League clubs before his move to Germany, according to his dad.

Pierre Kompany has claimed to Belgian outlet  that his son, a legend at Man City, was in contact with Chelsea and Brighton this summer and Tottenham last year.

Pierre Kompany says his son spoke to multiple Premier League clubs (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea and Brighton were both in the market for new managers after .

The west Londoners but Brighton are yet to appoint their new manager.

Spurs, meanwhile, were looking for Antonio Conte’s replacement this time last year, eventually bringing .

‘It was a surprise to the whole world. Well, not for me,’ said Kompany’s dad, who is a politician for Belgian party Les Engages.

‘If you look at which teams have already come knocking: last year you had Tottenham and Chelsea, now Brighton showed interest, and Chelsea again.

‘But when Bayern, a club that is so well structured at all levels, comes knocking, you don’t refuse.

Kompany at his first Bayern Munich press conference (Picture: Getty)

‘At Bayern they did not focus blindly on that relegation. They know Burnley should have got more points. They thought it was good that Vincent does not deny his vision when he falls behind.’

Following his appointment at Bayern Munich, four-time Premier League winner Kompany said: ‘It’s a great honour to be able to work for this club – FC Bayern is an institution in international football.’

Bayern’s sporting director Christoph Freund added: ‘Vincent Kompany is a type of coach who fits in very well with FC Bayern’s playing philosophy and identity.

‘He is a young, very ambitious coach who brings a lot of international experience, has his finger on the pulse of the players and knows exactly what should happen on the pitch.’

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