Vincent Kompany leaves Manchester City after 11 years to become player-manager at Anderlecht

Vincent Kompany

Belgian footballer, Vincent Kompany, has announced plans to leave English giants, Manchester City, after an 11-year spell.

The 33-year-old defender is set to become a player-manager at Belgian clubside, Anderlecht.

He announced his exit in an open letter on social media on Sunday.

“Countless of times have I imagined this day,” he said. “After all, the end has felt nearby for so many years.

“Man City has given me everything. I’ve tried to give back as much as I possibly could.”

Kompany joined City from Hamburg as a defensive midfielder in 2008 and was named club captain three years later.

He began his professional career with Anderlecht club and returns to the First Division A side after an absence of 13 years, after he announced his exit from the Citizens.