Man City head coach Pep Guardiola claims that former captain Vincent Kompany will become Man City manager one day
Guardiola has backed current Burnley boss and former Man City captain Vincent Kompany to succeed him at Manchester City. Guardiola claims that “It’s written in the stars”.
Kompany’s club Burnley are currently sitting at the top of the Championship, and promotion is all but assured. They have also drawn Man City in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, which will be Kompany’s first visit to the Etihad since his retirement.
Kompany tipped to come back to Man City
City boss Pep Guardiola lauded his former pupil’s achievements with Burnley, who now sit 19 points clear of the second-placed team in the Championship.
“I’m impressed with the consistency. The Championship is so difficult for the amount of games,” Guardiola said. “The consistency so far is unbelievable.
“They are close to being promoted again to the Premier League next season. I’m delighted with his success and what he is doing in Burnley. I think all of us, our fans are happy he’ll be back.
“He will be back sooner or later. So, I think his destiny to become the manager of Manchester City is already written in the stars. It’s going to happen. I don’t know when, but it’s going to happen.”
When asked whether Kompany will succeed him at Man City, Pep replied: “Sooner or later, he will be the manager for Manchester City. When? I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure.”
“Maybe I’m wrong, but he has all the attributes – work ethic, knowledge of the game, well respected, experienced. Doing what he has done is so difficult, and he’s doing really, really well.
“He knows the club, knows the environment, knows our fans, knows what our people need. The destiny is there.”