Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will become Anderlecht’s player-manager following his departure from the Premier League champions, the defender has confirmed.
The 33-year-old, who began his professional career with the Belgian club in his home nation, returns to the First Division A side after an absence of 13 years, after he announced his exit from the Citizens.
“For the next three years, I will take up the role of Player-Manager of RSC Anderlecht,” the defender wrote in an open letter to supporters.
Kompany went on to reiterate his gratitude to City and manager Pep Guardiola, adding: “The end of this season couldn’t be more memorable. I have lived the dream here.
“I have learned so much the last 3 years. From an incredible manager. Pep Guardiola reignited my love for the game. I’ve witnessed, participated, analyzed, absorbed, studied. Man City play the football I want to play. It is the football I want to teach and to see played.”
Kompany departs City having won 10 major titles at the club and having helped them complete a first-ever English domestic treble in his last season.