Vincent Kompany retires as a player

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Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has retired as a player to become manager of Anderlecht on a four-year deal.

Kompany took the job as player-manager of the Belgian giants last year.

However, the 34-year-old stepped down from the managerial side of things to focus on playing after Anderlecht endured their worst start to a season since 1998-99.

He replaces Franky Vercauteren as Anderlecht boss.

“”I want to fully commit to my role as a coach and need 100% of my time and focus for it. That’s why I’m quitting as a football player. Our ambition and our hunger remains the same,” said Kompany.

“I want to stay with the club for at least four seasons and prove that Anderlecht can play a modern style of football, with results.” he said.

Kompany played just 15 of Anderlecht’s 29 league games last season in a season cut short due to COVID-19.

Anderlecht are currently third in the Juliper Pro League with four points from their opening two matches.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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