Vincent Kompany leaves football to become Anderlecht coach


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Vincent Kompany leaves football to become Anderlecht coach

The now ex-footballer, who spent more than a decade in Manchester City, takes the reins of the Belgian club.

Vincent Kompany He retired from soccer at age 34 and was named the new chief technical director of Anderlecht.

The Belgian was appointed player-coach in May 2019 after leaving Manchester Citybut he resigned from his managerial duties in August, after scoring just two points in the first four games, the worst start in 21 years for the club.

Simon Davies was officially appointed to that role, but then returned to the assistant role, with Franky Vercauteren heading the roster in what was his third term.

The information that emerged suggests that the one from Brussels, who agreed to a four-year bond, had a tense relationship with Vercauteren and the institution of football in his country confirmed that the latter has already left the team.

“Vincent becomes the manager of RSC Anderlecht. It will be for the next four seasons,” reads the official Anderlecht Twitter account. “He ends his playing career and replaces Franky,” they added.

Kompany ended an 11-year partnership with Premier League City after captaining a team that clinched the national treble (England) in the 2018/19 campaign.

Anderlecht finished eighth in a 2019-20 season that ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic, and collected four points from the first two games of the new season.

Photo: Getty Images


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