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Anderlecht coach Vincent Kompany open to taking Burnley job if...

Anderlecht coach Vincent Kompany is prepared to take the Burnley job - if they're in the Premier League next season.

The Manchester Evening News says Kompany is said to be the leading candidate as the Clarets look to sign a new permanent manager at the end of the season.

However, the deal to bring the 36-year-old Manchester City legend to Turf Moor hinges on Burnley surviving their Premier League relegation battle.

Burnley currently sit in the bottom three ahead of their trip to Aston Villa on Thursday night and face Newcastle on the final day of the season.

Their clash against Aston Villa is a game on hand over Leeds, who currently sit one point above them, and the Clarets will hope they can claw their way out of the drop zone on Thursday.

Burnley also have a superior goal difference and just four points from their remaining two fixtures will be enough to secure a seventh successive season in the top flight.

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