Vincent Kompany, former Manchester City defender, after seventeen years of football journey, has announced his retirement. The Belgium International has decided to take over the Belgian side, Anderlecht as the full time head coach succeeding, Franky Vercauteren.
Vincent Kompany hangs up his boots
Vincent Kompany, player- manager of RSC Anderlecht recently had a tiff with Franky Vercauteren. Adrien Trebel, Anderlecht Midfielder was suddenly handed a spot in the team against Sint-Truiden. Vincent kompany was not glad about the decision. After suffering and getting sidelined with injuries, restricted from playing, Vincent Kompany has decided to retire and take the charge of his side, RSC Anderlecht as their head coach.
📝 BREAKING: Vincent #Kompany will retire and will be our new manager. #RSCA pic.twitter.com/JkDWAd214j
— Anderlecht Inside (@RSCA_inside) August 17, 2020
Vincent Kompany had began his career aged 17. He was the academy product of RSC Anderlecht. He spent three seasons at the clubs as the first team player. He had won the Belgian League twice with the club. After a brief stint at the Bundesliga side, Hamburg, Vincent Kompany joined Manchester City in 2008 where he spent 11 years of his career. He has made a total of 265 appearances for Manchester City, scoring 18 goals.
At Manchester City, he was one of the key players of the club. Vincent Kompany immediately transformed into one of the best defenders of the club as well as the league. He was name the captain of Manchester City in 2011/12 campaign and led the team to win the Premier League title after starving 44 long years.
Kompany has won the Premier League title and EFL cup four times, won FA Cup titles and FA Community Shield both twice with Manchester City.
Vincent Kompany has announced his retirement from football & will continue to coach at Anderlecht.
His accolades for #MCFC:
🏆 Premier League x 4
🏆 FA Cup x 2
🏆 League Cup x 4
🏆 PL Player of the Season x 1
🏆 Community Shield x 2
A true Premier League legend. pic.twitter.com/h1GzpwslMN
— MansionBet (@MansionBet) August 17, 2020
There won't be another like him! 💪
Best of luck on your retirement from football, @VincentKompany 💙
🔵 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/rWzgnli4ih
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 17, 2020
Vincent Kompany was part of Premier League Team of the Year for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012. He won it in 2014 as well. He had won the Premier League Player of the Season in 2012.
He made his debut for the National team, Belgium in 2004. He has made 89 International appearances and netted 4 goals.
In 2019, he returned to his childhood club Anderlecht as player-manager, however, he could not shine in the mangerial role for the club. Thereby, dropping the duties of manager. Kompany has missed a lot games, 178 to be specific, during his career due to major injuries. Achieved a lot during the span of seventeen years in his career and the age of 34 only, the Belgian has decided to withdraw himself from football.
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