BREAKING: Vincent Kompany has retired from professional football to become Anderlecht manager
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BREAKING: Vincent Kompany has retired from professional football to become Anderlecht manager

Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has officially announced his retirement from professional football as he steps into the permanent manager role at Anderlecht.

Kompany joined Anderlecht in May 2019 in what was a player-manager role and now he will be shifting his focus entirely to management.

According to the Daily Mail, the 34-year-old had a dispute with co-manager Frank Vercauteren as the two were constantly at loggerheads with their visions for the club.

Anderlecht managed to finish eight on the Belgian First Division A standings last season as Kompany registered one goal from 15 league appearances.

The Belgian defender found his groove at Manchester City in the summer of 2008 from German side Hamburger SV.

He quickly rose to the occasion and was handed the captain's armband and helped inspired City to their first-ever Premier League title in the 2011/12 season and three more during his stint at the club.

Kompany also won two FA Cups, four League cups and two Community Shields on his way to being a player that won't easily be forgotten even into his retirement.

A successful career indeed following 532 appearances, 31 goals and 21 assists later.

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