Kompany Leaves City to Become Player Manager at Anderlecht

By: SBAT Staff

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In the biggest after-story of the FA Cup final, Vincent Kompany has announced that he will leave Manchester City this summer when his contract expires, and return home to Belgium. The centre half will become player manager of Anderlecht ahead of the new season beginning in August, in what is a huge career move for him, and the start of a brand new path. 

Kompany has been at City for the past 11 years, and he has spent eight of those as their captain. This is the heartbeat of their team and although he hasn't played as many games as he would have liked to over the past couple of seasons, even when he isn't playing he is a hugely influential member of the dressing room. It is that experience and character that led many to believe he would be given a new deal at the club, but we now know this is not going to be the case. 

As for Kompany and the future, well Anderlecht is certainly a great landing spot for him. He goes back to his home land, playing and managing in a league that he knows very well and straight away his team are a title contender. He will also get the chance to continue playing in Europe, and even at the age of 33 he is still more than capable of contributing to the playing side of things. 

Kompany leaves behind a City team who won the league title in England on the final day of the season, and ended things with a domestic treble over the weekend. He may no longer be at the club, but they are long odds on at 8/13 to repeat their league title win again next season. Kompany will be hoping that he can take some of that success over to Belgium with him, as he looks to put Anderlecht on the European map once again.