Vincent Kompany Appointed as Anderlecht New Manager
Former Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has been appointed Anderlecht head coach on a four-year deal after ending his playing career. The ex-Manchester City captain rejoined the Belgian club as player-manager last summer but relinquished his managerial duties on match days in August in order to concentrate on playing.
The 34-year-old is taking over from Franky Vercauteren as Anderlecht boss. Vincent Kompany said: “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 hunger remains the same.
“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 added. Vincent Kompany spent 11 years with Manchester City, eight of them as club captain, before rejoining boyhood club Anderlecht in 2019.
As a player, he won the Belgian First Division twice, before picking up four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups with Manchester City. He won 89 caps for Belgium.
Anderlecht chief executive Karel van Eetvelt said: “As everybody knows, this was always the plan.” “It might have come a little sooner than expected, but Vincent committing himself for another four seasons to the club is great news for the club, our supporters and our players.” Kompany will take charge of Anderlecht for the first time against Mouscron on Sunday.