Kompany leaves City | Joining Anderlecht as Player/Manager

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  1. May 19, 2019

    Precaution Full Member

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    Hopefully this see's the rise of the 90s player managers once more.
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    His father is the first black mayor in Belgium. Kompany is a very intelligent guy. He could have an excellent career in management.
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    DizeeGorilla20 Full Member

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    As much as I hate City, I can't hate this man. Joined the club very early in their new phase and played a pivotal role in what they've done since. A bona fide Premier League Legend in my opinion. Not sure if a role as player/manager is a rational appointment though.
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    DizeeGorilla20 Full Member

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    Sadly, yes.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    He will probably drop the player part of it within a year.
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    Denis79 Full Member

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    He'll most likely be our captain aswell.
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    SqualorVictoria New Member

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    Technically, he actually joined a week or so before the Mansour takeover.
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    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    One of the Premier League's iconic players. He'll be missed.
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    Kostov Full Member

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    Kompany leaving City while still being one of the best CB around the league, and we renew contracts of dross like Ashley Young.
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    Lebowski Full Member

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    I'm not saying you're wrong, but I think you could probably say that as well as being examples of loyalty, the decisions you reference (bringing Scholes back from retirement especially), are examples of the changing of the guard from United to City and the effects of Glazernomics on the dynamic of power.

    In the year our crosstown rivals brought in Yaya Toure, David Silva, Aguero, Dzeko and Nasri, we were forced to patch up our aging squad by persuading a 38 year old Paul Scholes to come out of retirement and had to rotate Giggs, Rafael, Ferdinand and Jones in the centre of midfield at times that season.

    Of course the 3-2 cup win was sweet as hell and Fergie's man management meant that he managed to wring every last bit of effort and talent out of Scholes, Giggs et al, but I think the decision was as much motivated by financial necessity as it was loyalty. I think if he had money to spend and thought that he could replace ageing players with better and hungrier youngsters, he would have done it (and in fact did do it regularly) in a heartbeat.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Definitely one of the best defenders the league has seen ? I'll put him in top 5.
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    tentan Full Member

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    City will miss him badly. When times got tricky he has bailed them out so many times. A true leader and icon.
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    ToToMarshall Full Member

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    The worst thing about Kompany was that despite playing for City for so long, he was actually so hard to hate. Quality footballer, great leader and by the sounds of things a top bloke. Prem will miss him, and (I hope) he leaves a gaping hole at City they struggle to fill.
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    jontheblue Full Member

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    Despite what many posts in the last few pages say about City being brutal, all the reports suggest that we were desperate to keep him, offering roles including in New York and first team coach here in Manchester, but he was insistent he wanted to take on the opportunity to manage his boyhood club. I'm absolutely gutted he's left but wish him all the very best and can't begrudge him his chance at what would appear to be a dream job for him. Hopefully it won't be too long before he's back in one role or another at city
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Bald fraud sacked as the manager.



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    fergiesarmy1 Full Member

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    What a shame :lol:
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    Tarrou Full Member

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    after 4 games? thats bonkers
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    Vidyoyo Self-confessed coffee shop chat-up expert

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    2 draws 2 losses for anyone interested.
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    Gopher Brown Full Member

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    That's the former Man Utd player Simon Davies who's now manager.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Well, who saw this coming?
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    fergiesarmy1 Full Member

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    Next couple of weeks he’s got international commitments then his testimonial game, apparently some people at the club don’t think he is 100% committed at the moment.
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Wish we'd done that to Jose:wenger:
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    Chipper Full Member

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    Isn't he still player/manager though? Kind of reads like he is during the week, just that he doesn't get to decide on subs or shifts in formation etc. during a match which must be hard anyway if you're on the pitch.

    Who was the old captain and is he pissed off?
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    Mb194dc Full Member

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    Can be hard for ex players to adapt. Managing totally different to being a player.

    Doesn't matter how good a player they might have been or how successful. They're starting from scratch essentially and need to behave like that. Not billy big balls.

    That can be why the best managers quite often have been average players. Got to have the right mentality to adapt to the new job.
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    The whole club is a fecking shambles right now (not that I mind since their fans are obnoxious fecks). Long may it continue.
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    SilentWitness ShoelessWitness Staff

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    It's bizarre that he's the manager of a club team but is still playing Internationally.
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    stepic Full Member

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    they should have just signed him as a manager. player/manager roles are never going to work unless you're really stepping down a division or two.
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    Chipper Full Member

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    From the article in the first tweet it looks like Craig Bellamy is doing well too. :lol:

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    Orestetes New Member

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    You support Liverpool and hate Anderlecht? The horror
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    I don’t hate them. Belgian football is pretty irrelevant to me, but I’m glad to see them suffer for a bit.
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    Orestetes New Member

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    Fair enough. I stopped following the Belgian league after the weird play off system. I still have a softness for Anderlecht though.
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    United and Anderlecht, the horror ;)
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    Crashoutcassius Full Member

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    So Rooney should go well..
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    I think Rooney is coach + player.
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    Based Adnan New Member

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    He's going Derby as a player/coach not player/manager
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    BobbyManc Full Member

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    I had a feeling he wouldn't get off to a good start in Anderlecht. Hopefully he can turn it around though. Has anyone watched their games, it doesn't sound as if his individual performances have been great?
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    The difference between "manager" and "head coach" like in English football doesn't really exist in Belgium, neither in terminology nor in football.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    That was what I thought too. Player/manager should ultimately have the club as their main focus including during international breaks, working with the players who haven't been called up and start preparing for the next game but instead he'll be with the Belgium squad.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    I don't get what you are saying.

    Anyways Rooney is just a coach who will be working under Manager, like we have Carrick and others.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots Scout

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    The whole coach who's actually a manager thing is just confusing. To me the manager should be in charge of overseeing training, with coaches below him heading up different aspects.

    Annoying when the manager is called a coach just because he doesn't do some stuff behind the scenes. He's still a manager.