Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is in talks with Burnley about their vacant manager’s job after leaving his role as Anderlecht boss.
Kompany, 36, has left by mutual consent after finishing third in the league and runners-up in the Belgian Cup final.
He had been manager since August 2020.
It is understood Kompany is the main candidate for a role which retains appeal despite the club’s relegation to the Championship at the weekend – and their financial issues.
The Clarets had received a £65million (N35billion) loan with American finance company MSD Holdings, a ‘significant proportion’ of which now has to be repaid.
They sacked Sean Dyche after 10 years at the helm in April, replacing him with Mike Jackson as interim boss but he was unable to prevent relegation.