West Ham United considering Vincent Kompany swoop

West Ham United might pursue 38-year-old Burnley manager Vincent Kompany to replace David Moyes this summer.

According to a report by TEAMtalk, Vincent Kompany is the subject of interest from West Ham United. The Hammers are scouring the market for a new manager heading into the summer. And they have identified the 38-year-old Burnley boss as their latest target to replace David Moyes.

Vincent Kompany is still a relative novice in the managerial world. One of the greatest defenders of his generation, the former Belgian international enjoyed a stellar career, especially at the club level, where he won numerous trophies with Manchester City. His career ended at boyhood outfit Anderlecht, serving them as the player-manager before hanging up his boots.

The 38-year-old entered the coaching sphere in 2019 and has risen in stature in the last half a decade. Kompany’s stock soared after joining Burnley, with the Clarets playing an eye-catching brand of football in the EFL Championship. However, it has not been a happy return to the Premier League for Burnley and Kompany.

The former multi-time Premier League winner, who served Manchester City as the club captain, has been unable to spring a surprise in the top flight this term. However, Kompany’s stock remains high, with Tottenham considering him before appointing Ange Postecoglou as the new manager last summer. The former Manchester City skipper has now emerged as a target for West Ham United.

David Moyes is on thin ice at the London Stadium due to the inconsistent performances by West Ham United this season. While the Hammers have improved in the Premier League, they might not play European football next season. So, West Ham might part ways with Moyes after the 2023/24 season ends.

Several candidates, including Edin Terzic, have thus emerged on West Ham’s radar heading into the summer transfer window. But Vincent Kompany is also a viable target for the East London club despite Burnley’s struggles this season.

Taking a chance with Kompany can backfire, considering his lack of experience. However, if the 38-year-old former Premier League winner can execute an eye-catching brand of football at the London Stadium, he can be a successful appointment.

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