Former Man City star Vincent Kompany takes action at Anderlecht to improve results
Kompany brought his career at Man City to an end this summer following a richly successful 11-year stay in Manchester.
The 33-year-old began his career at Anderlecht before departing to Hamburger SV in 2006. The centre-back then went on to make a switch to the Premier League in 2008 to join the Blues.
Kompany won four Premier League titles, two FA Cup medals, four League Cup medals and lifted the Community Shield on two occasions during his time at City.
But it was announced in May after leading the Blues to a second straight Premier League crown that he would be returning to Anderlecht to take on the role of player-manager.
However, it has not gone to plan for the Belgium star, who has overseen the club’s worst start to a season in 21 years.
Belgian publication HLN have now reported that Kompany has made himself captain of the club once again, while defender has also made the move to relinquish his tactical and matchday responsibilities.
Head coach and former Manchester United man Simon Davies will now take on the extra responsibility.
“Kompany must be more a player during the match,” Davies told HLN. “He must be able to really lead the team on the field. Of course no one doubts that he can, but it is important that he is merely one of the players during the match.
“So, together with my staff, I will take on the tactics next to the field. Because you can plan some things in advance, surprising things always happen during a match. I take that on me.”