Coach Vincent Kompany, who promoted Burnley to the top division in one season, has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur. If he takes over as Tottenham manager, will he be able to resolve the coexistence of Son Heung-min and Ivan Perisic?
Britain’s ‘The Sun’ reported on the 13th (Korean time), “Director Kompany is the number one candidate to replace manager Antonio Conte. Chairman Daniel Levy was impressed by coach Kompany.”
Kompany was one of Manchester City’s best performers from 2008 to 2019. In the summer of 2019, he moved to Ander Getro, Belgium, where he spent the twilight of his career. Since then he has walked the path of a leader. He started his managerial career at Anderlecht.안전놀이터
Ahead of this season, he took over as Burnley manager and took on a new challenge. It was difficult from the start. As the team was relegated last season, a large number of key players left the team. Ahead of the season, Burnley’s key resources such as Nick Pope, Dwight McNeil, Ben Mee, Nathan Collins, James Tarkowski and Boot Verhost all left the team. In the end, coach Kompany reorganized his squad by making a storm recruitment right after his arrival.
Although there was a shaky appearance at the beginning of the season, he pushed his own philosophy and eventually finished the first half in first place. In the end, promotion was confirmed with seven games left at the end of the season. Burnley widened the gap with Luton Town, who played 40 games, to 19 points in a situation where Burnley played 39 games. Thus, Burnley has secured more than 2nd place regardless of the remaining games.
Given this leadership, President Levy is considering coach Kompany as his next manager. If Kompany takes over, what will be the position of Heung-Min Son? Kompany used a 4-2-3-1 formation at Burnley. The British ‘Total Football Analysis Magazine’ explained on the 6th, “Director Kompany is closer to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal than Pep Guardiola. Burnley has a flexible system and quickly reaches the final third area.”
The winger emphasizes wide-open play. Burnley mainly uses an attacking tactic in which the winger penetrates the space where the winger is wide and the attacking midfielder drags the opponent’s center back. In fact, if you look at Burnley’s wingback Ian Matsen and Conor Roberts’ season heatmap, you can see that they are moving forward to a high position. This has many similarities to Ivan Perisic’s heatmap.
However, coach Kompany emphasizes a lot of fluid movement for wingers. This is contrary to Antonio Conte’s use of Son Heung-min. Coach Conte placed Son Heung-min mainly in the half-space space. This position is a position that has no choice but to receive intense pressure from the opponent. On the other hand, coach Kompany prefers wide-open wingers and emphasizes flexible movements, so there is a high possibility that Son Heung-min will be better than this season.