Vincent Kompany ends managerial role with Belgian club RSC Anderlecht


Former Manchester City and Belgium defender Vincent Kompany has left Anderlecht after two seasons as head coach.

Vincent Kompany ‘set for Burnley manager job’ as Anderlecht exit confirmed (Reuters Photo)

Vincent Kompany ‘set for Burnley manager job’ as Anderlecht exit confirmed (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vincent Kompany has left his role as boss of Anderlecht
  • Kompany is on a shortlist of candidates to succeed at Burnley
  • Kompany confirmed his departure from Anderlecht on Wednesday

Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has left his role as the head coach of Belgian soccer club Anderlecht amid suggestions he is the front runner to take over at relegated Burnley.

Kompany joined Anderlecht as player-manager in 2019 before retiring from playing in 2020 to take over as their full-time coach. He led them to a third-place finish this season.

The 36-year-old former City captain has been linked by the British media with the manager’s job at Burnley, who were relegated to England’s second-tier Championship on Sunday.

“Today only one feeling prevails: I am proud that I was able to start this new chapter at the club of my heart,” Kompany said in a club statement.

“I have now been a player and a coach of RSC Anderlecht, but above all I remain a loyal fan.”

Anderlecht did not win any trophies under Kompany.

Ahead of their final game of the season with Club Brugge on Sunday, Kompany had cast doubt over his future, telling reporters: “I will sit down with the board [this summer]. We’ll see if the goals for next season are achievable. Shouting about winning is one thing, doing it is another.”



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