News 19 May 2019

Vincent Kompany announces he’s leaving Man City

19 May 2019

Vincent Kompany has announced that he will become the player-manager of Belgium club Anderlecht after confirming his departure from Manchester City.

Man City’s captain will leave the club after an eleven-year career; just after winning the Premier League and the FA Cup Final. Saturday’s FA Cup Final which saw Man City score a 6-0 victory against Watford will go down as Kompany’s last game for the football club meaning the captain can surely say he leaves the club on a high note.

Writing an open letter to his fans on Facebook, Vincent Kompany thanked fans for their support and explained his decision.

He said, “We’ve just seen the close of an incredible season. My 11th as a Blue. And I cannot believe I’m writing this but also my last as a Blue. Countless of times have I imagined this day, after all, the end has felt nearby for so many years. It still doesn’t feel real. Man City has given me everything. I’ve tried to give back as much as I possibly could. How often does someone get the chance to end such an important chapter, representing a club with such great history and tradition, in such a great fashion? The time has come for me to go now”.

Kompany then wrote, “For the next 3 years, I will take up the role of Player-Manager of RSC Anderlecht. Belgium’s finest. This may come as a surprise to you. It’s the most passionate yet rational decision I’ve ever made. As a footballer, I was born and raised at RSC Anderlecht. Since the age of 6, I have been one with that club”.

Anderlecht is currently Belgium’s most successful football club.

As we keep you updated on Kompany’s future endeavours, click here to watch Kompany along with his teammates celebrate their FA Cup win, right here on GRM Daily.