The fans of Manchester City felt quite a shock this Sunday afternoon when they read a letter from Vincent Kompany. His departure from the “Citizens” team has become a fact but it was not so surprising. It turned out that the 33-year-old returned to his home club, where he would be a playing coach. Kompany returns to Belgium as a trainer.
The best part of all this is that Kompany does not go digging his forehead in any district or class A. The defender returns to a great as for Belgian conditions, Anderlecht, whom he is a foster child and in which he trained from the age of six.
It is a big surprise because it is difficult to find a similar example in which a footballer would be a coach and in addition to having such a name and such a football resume! Sam Anderlecht but Anderlecht connected with the trainer?
Vincent Kompany announces he will leave Man City to become player-manager at former club Anderlecht. pic.twitter.com/fPMXabee2q
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 19, 2019
For the next three years I will be the playing manager of the Anderlecht team. The best in Belgium. Some may surprise it but it is the most exciting and at the same time rational decision I have made in my life.
He wrote in his letter Kompany. Many thought that after 11 stormy years in Manchester City, where glory days and triumphs interspersed with serious injuries, the Belgian stopwatch will go to New York, where he was to represent another club from the Sheikh Stable – NY City.
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) May 19, 2019
Ultimately, he decided sentimentally and it is definitely a decision worth respecting. It will not be easy in Anderlecht because the team from Brussels is going through a difficult season. It occupies the fourth, worst in many years, place in the table and during the whole competition was already run by four trainers.
I feel nothing but gratitude. I am grateful to all those who supported me during this unique journey, in a unique club. I will never forget it.
The last Kompany spoke, saying goodbye to Manchester.