SportKompany won Anderlecht job after six-hour meeting with Arnesen
Kompany new Anderlecht player-manager
Vincent Kompany is to become the player-manager of Anderlecht after confirming his departure from Manchester City. The City captain revealed he was leaving the club after 11 years on Sunday, a day after a 6-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup final saw them become the first English men's club to secure the domestic treble. Kompany has now unveiled his plans for the future; he has signed a three-year deal with Belgian side Anderlecht, where he came through the ranks before joining Hamburg in 2006.
Vincent Kompany was chosen as the new player-coach of Anderlecht after one six-hour meeting with the club, according to technical director Frank Arnesen.
It was announced last Sunday that the Manchester City captain would return to his childhood club in the close-season after 11 years at the Etihad Stadium, having won his fourth Premier League title this term as part of a domestic treble.
Arnesen has revealed the process behind hiring the Belgian centre-back and believes the 33-year-old can restore the club to their former place as the country's leading side.
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"We went to City and we had a meeting with [Kompany] for six hours," Arnesen told Sky Sports News.
"I was really amazed and when we went home after this meeting I fully agreed.
"There are so many ups and so few downs. Anderlecht is on the floor at the moment. That is why I came in four months ago.
"Vincent as a player will not bring us one step ahead, [but] maybe three, four steps ahead. We have no leaders.
"Everything football-wise is fantastic [with his appointment]. I was very impressed with his explanation about the philosophy, how we will do and what he is doing.
"Vincent said I will do it about four weeks ago."
Anderlecht, who have won only one of their 10 matches in the First Division A since the start of the Championship play-off round, are 20 points behind leaders Genk.
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