Kompany retires as a player, become head coach of Anderlecht
The 34-year old Vincent Kompany who left Manchester City in 2019, has ended his 17-year playing career to focus on being head coach of Belgian team Anderlecht, it is announced Monday Aug. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, FILE)BRUSSELS Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany ended his 17-year playing career on Monday to focus on being head coach of Belgian team Anderlecht. The 34-year-old Kompany left City to join Anderlecht, his first professional club, in a player-manager role in May last year. I want to fully commit to my role as a coach and need 100% of my time and focus for it, said Kompany, who has agreed to a four-year deal as coach. Kompany started his playing career at Anderlecht in 2003, joined German team Hamburg in 2006 before moving to City two years later.