Vincent Kompany wants Burnley to fly high but happy to play long game

New manager insists Championship side are ‘not a parachute team’ as he balances big name departures with ‘smart’ signingsA new reality as well as a new season opens for Burnley on Friday. A new manager with a new style and a radically different squad from the one that was a Premier League fixture for six seasons under Sean Dyche makes his Championship bow at Huddersfield, and Vincent Kompany is acutely aware the financial landscape has changed for his club along with their surroundings.“We are not a parachute team,” says the Manchester City legend and former Anderlecht head coach before the Championship opener. “You don’t have to be to be successful.” But Kompany is making no guarantees over an immediate return to the top flight for a club who have lost a host of key players, and had to repay a significant portion of a £65m loan taken out as part of ALK Capital’s takeover, after relegation in May.

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