Vincent Kompany, the Manchester City captain, has unexpectedly announced, that he will join his former team, Anderlecht, as a player-manager. In Brussels he developed as a player and joined bigger team later. Belgian has been an important part of Guardiola’s team, so it’s quite surprising, that he decided to take a step back like this.
Centre-back began his career in 2003, playing for the team from the capital of Belgium. He spent three years in his motherland to join Hamburger SV in 2006. In 2008 he signed with Manchester City, which has been taken over by sheikhs later that year. Its squad was quite different from the current one in terms of number of famous stars. Kompany, still as a young footballer, has observed as the new great players have been bought. Later he became the leader and the captain.
During 11 years of play, Belgian achieved four championship titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields. Kompany often contributed to the trophies, like in 2012 or this season, when his rocket shot gave important three points against Leicester, without which the title would go to Liverpool instead.
Now it’s time for Belgian for another step in his career. It’s a rarely case nowadays to combine a job of a player and manager, so it’s interesting, how champion of England will manage his duties. Defender will try to retrieve the title for Anderlecht, as in the last two seasons it went to Club Brugge and now to Genk.
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