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The inside story of Vincent Kompany the manager as Burnley prepare for Man City test

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Vincent Kompany arrived at Manchester City something of a manager in the making. He was always a deep thinker, highly intelligent, driven and determined and, when paired with Pep Guardiola, his coaching desire and understanding developed further.

It's therefore perhaps no surprise to see him succeeding as he is at Burnley, who visit the Etihad in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

The Belgian speaks five languages, completed a master's degree while still a player and has introduced a style and a set-up on and off the pitch at Turf Moor which naturally leads to 'mini Man City' comparisons. ALSO READ: Kompany not ready to accept Guardiola prediction ahead of emotional Man City return The Etihad influence is evident.

Kompany walked into Burnley in the aftermath of relegation and the sales of a series of star players. He delved straight in, often pulling long hours and is regularly first in and last out of the Clarets' Gawthorpe training ground.

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