FORMER Tranmere Rovers manager Mike Jackson has been named as acting assistant coach at Burnley following the departure of Vincent Kompany.

Jackson, who managed Tranmere for 13 games in 2020 and played for the club 84 times between 2004-06, will assist Craig Bellamy, who will take over as acting head coach.

Bellamy has worked as Kompany’s assistant at Turf Moor over the past two seasons but has not followed the former Manchester City and Belgium captain to Bayern Munich.

“Following the departure of Vincent Kompany, we are actively working on our search for a permanent manager,” Burnley said in a statement on Thursday.

“In the meantime, the club has placed Craig Bellamy, assisted by Mike Jackson, in the roles of acting head coach and assistant head coach.

“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.

“We will provide further updates regarding a permanent manager in due course.”

Former Wales striker Bellamy, 44, was previously player-development manager at hometown club Cardiff, overseeing the club’s youth academy and age-group teams before joining Kompany at Belgian club Anderlecht in 2019.

Kompany, who led Burnley to the 2022-23 Sky Bet Championship title, was named Bayern boss following Burnley’s relegation from the Premier League.