Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany will return to his boyhood club as player-manager
After turning Manchester City into a winning machine, Vincent Kompany will return to the club where his professional career began, at the age of six, in Anderlecht Brussels.
Kompany revealed on Sunday that he wouldn't be renewing his contract with City after 11 years of service, having won 4 Premier League titles, 2 FA Cups, 4 League Cups and 2 Community Shields and making 360 appearances.
The announcement of his departure came just one day after the 33-year-old Belgian defender captained Manchester City in their 6-0 FA Cup final victory over Watford, which secured a historic domestic treble for the club.
Kompany ends his 11-year association with City and is moving to Anderlecht to become the Belgian club's player manager - the club where it all began. Kompany signed a 3-year deal with the professional club, Anderlecht.
The Belgian signed off with victory in the FA Cup final on Saturday, where City hammered Watford 6-0 to complete a domestic treble.
Vincent Kompany announced on his Facebook page: “I choose to be grateful for the past but remain ambitious and driven for the future. For the next 3 years, I will take up the role of Player-Manager of RSC Anderlecht. Belgium’s finest. This may come as a surprise to you. It’s the most passionate yet rational decision I’ve ever made.”