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Craig Bellamy takes temporary charge of Burnley

Craig Bellamy is the acting head coach for Burnley following Vincent Kompany's departure.


Burnley have named Craig Bellamy as acting head coach while they search for a replacement after Vincent Kompany’s departure.

The former Clarets boss was headhunted by Bayern Munich despite facing relegation from the Premier League this season.

The club say they are actively searching for a new manager but for the time being Kompany’s assistant Bellamy will take charge.

Bellamy, 44, was the Belgian’s right-hand man at Anderlecht before following him to Turf Moor and may still join him in Germany.

Former first-team coach Mike Jackson – who was in temporary charge when Sean Dyche left two seasons ago – will take up an assistant role.

A club statement said: “We have complete faith in Craig and Mike and believe their extensive experience and deep understanding of the club make them the perfect candidates to lead the team at this important time.”

There have been a few big names linked with the vacant role at Burnley including ex-Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

Scott Parker is also in the running but no decision is expected imminently

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Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.