Vincent Kompany will be able to count on former Anderlecht staff by his side at Burnley with Craig Bellamy and Floribert Ngalula as assistants, Jelle ten Rouwelaar as goalkeeper coach, Bram Geers as physical trainer and Richard Bredice as set pieces coach, the English Championship club announced on Friday.
For Bellamy, it is a return to the staff of Kompany. The former Welsh international left Anderlecht last September to treat a depression. He was then replaced by Dutchman Willem Weijs who joined Lommel.
“I am pleased that Craig, Jelle, Bram, Floribert and Richard have agreed to join the club to play a role in player development and build a team that delivers success,” Kompany said in a statement.
“I have worked with them in the past and I know the qualities and experience they will bring to the club. We look forward to working together to prepare for the new season.”
At the end of May, Kompany left Anderlecht “by mutual agreement” before joining Burnley, relegated to the Championship, the second English division. He was replaced by Felice Mazzu who had brought Brussels suprise side, Royale Union Saint-Gilloise to the brink of qualifying to the Champions League.