Kompany separates from Belgium’s Anderlecht
Former Manchester City star Vincent Kompany has quit his job as Anderlecht manager, the club said Wednesday, amid news that it is set for a return to England as Burnley manager.
The club and the manager have analyzed last season and discussed plans for the future. The two sides have agreed to separate by mutual agreement, “Anderlecht said in a statement.
“This decision was made with a lot of mutual respect and gratitude for all that has been achieved together.”
Kompany returned to the club in 2019 where he began his career to become player-manager after a trophy-rich decade in the English Premier League.
He took over as head coach in 2020 but Anderlecht failed to win a trophy during his time at the helm despite reaching the Belgian Cup final and qualifying for the league playoffs this season.
“Today only one feeling prevails: I am proud to have been able to start this new chapter in the club of my heart. Now I have been a player and a coach of RSC Anderlecht, but above all I remain a loyal fan “, reads the note from Kompany.
The announcement of Kompany’s departure comes amid British press reports that he is set to take over from Burnley after the club were relegated from the Premier League.
The Guardian reported that the club was close to appointing Kompany as manager as they seek to consolidate in the summer before launching an offer to return to the English top flight.