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Vincent Kompany: Burnley boss says return to Premier League not essential

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany says an immediate return to the Premier League is not essential as the club can manage their debt outside the top flight.

The Clarets received a £65m loan with American finance company MSD Holdings, a "significant proportion" of which now has to be repaid by the club.

"It's a transition period and it's about how we get there," Kompany told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"The ambition as you come down is always to go back up but the reality is that, if it doesn't happen, I think we're in a very calm position because we know what to do with the debt and we know how to create value.