Kompany leaves City | Joining Anderlecht as Player/Manager

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  1. Aug 22, 2019

    lysglimt Full Member

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    Prior to Giggs getting the Wales-job - there was a debate with Bellamy. I have never heard a man spend so much time trying to convince the world he was the right man for the job! :)
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    Crashoutcassius Full Member

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    Gotcha
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    1950 New Member

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    Well, what you call some stuff behind the scenes is actually the management aspect of the position. Without it, you're talking strictly about a head coach.

    Having someone responsible for coaching the first team (head coach) and someone for transfers/contracts and other behind the scenes tasks (sporting director) is common in Europe, while having one person (manager) responsible for both roles is common in English football. Both approaches are generally pretty clearly defined and not confusing at all. Unless the chairman/owner starts to meddle within the manager's field. What's actually confusing is having a manager and a director of football, because their roles overlap in key aspects and the general roles are not clearly defined, but vary from club to club.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots Scout

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    I know what it is. The reason it's confusing is because very often it's just called coach, to mean head coach. A head coach is still managing things/people too, at the end of the day.
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    Hephaestus Full Member

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    Surprised they hired him given he had to resign from Cardiff over accusations that he was bullying the kids.
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    Pagh Wraith Full Member

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    That's particular to British football though I think. In most leagues/languages the word manager refers to someone like Woodward (even if his actual title is different), never the person at the touchline. Which is called coach/trainer (or some variation of it).

    Uli Hoeneß might be the most famous example of a 'manager' in German football for instance.
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    Orestetes New Member

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    It has been pretty horror for me these last seasons yep :(
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    Chipper Full Member

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    Everyone knows United and Royal Antwerp are the winning combo.

    For no other reason than they were our feeder team.
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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Wish we'd done that to Moyes.

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    BobbyManc Full Member

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    Raees Legal Guardian of the Football forums

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    Signs twats as players and signs a knob as a coach of the u21s - is anyone really surprised he failed!??

    Clearly not as intelligent as he made out with those kind of decisions. Not every player can be a Cruyff on and off the pitch.
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    Redplane Full Member

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    First time RvP will play as a former player, no? :drool:
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    He came here with Fenerbache, didn't he?
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    Redplane Full Member

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    I meant as a former footie player since he s retired now.
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    roseguy64 Full Member

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    He's not failed yet
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    BobbyManc Full Member

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    He's been there four games for fecks sake, give the man a chance :lol:
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    Raees Legal Guardian of the Football forums

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    He signed Samir Nasri and appointed Bellamy as a U21 coach. I think it’s a safe bet there isn’t going to be an upturn in fortune with regards to this particular venture.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Found this a bit entertaining: Aad de Mos on Bellamy
    Kompany has now in 5 league games lost 3 and drawn 2, with a goal difference of -4. Pretty diabolical start. Will he turn out to be as unsuitable to management as Henry?
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    Apparently he's now a doubt for his own testimonial, how Anderlecht thought a lad with internationals and testimonials on his calendar would be focused enough to do a job for them as manager I do not know. Kompany's always had a reputation as a smart guy but this half arsed approach looks like it might have killed his managerial career from the start.
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    ExecutionerWasp001 Full Member

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    Taking Bellamy & Nasri along for the ride was clearly career suicide & represents a lack of footballing intelligence. If he's not told Bellamy to leave the golf clubs at home then it seriously compounds the issue.

    Read a recent article by a former Anderlecht player/coach. They criticized Kompany for trying to ape Guardiola's style when they clearly don't have the kind of players to play his system. It seems strange he'd try to do this when Guardiola himself has said he needs the very best players to make his system work.

    Pardon the pun, but am wondering if he's got a bit big headed after the plaudits he received last season. He's maybe now of the opinion that he can do anything.
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    SqualorVictoria New Member

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    He did OK with Barca 'B', and it's not like smaller teams don't have success with such style when implemented carefully. Agree with the Bellamy part though, and no one mentioned it really but having Simon Davies as some kind of head coach is just as weird. His City U23 was horrible. Bit like your Sbragia thingy.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Moyes finally gets his wish of Cesar Fabregas.
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    FootyGirl88

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    I shouldn't laugh, I'm sorry :lol:
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    Ole90+3 Full Member

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    Quite a fitting send off then really
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    Raw Full Member

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    So does the testimonial still go on as planned? Seems weird.
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    They aren't going to cancel it at such short notice. I'd imagine he'll make an appearance on the pitch with a mic at the end.

    The United legends side are going to get slapped aren't they.
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    Ramos Full Member

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    They were in a terrible mess and desperate. The season they played United in the Europa League QF (16/17) was the last good one. Club was sold to a new clueless owner 6 months after that and from then it only went downwards. Bought pub players for very high fee's and failed to qualify for European football, the first time in 56 years.

    They just bet it all on Kompany, hoping he could attract some big players without breaking the bank and bring back some much needed soul to the team. Which to some extent he has. But he truly has a mountain to climb.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    It's the type of move that tends to happen but never actually works. Still, I think he'll be given time. At this point they can't attract much better, and he's absolutely huge in Anderlecht/Belgium.
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    Lost 2-1 at home to Royal Antwerp today, 1 win in 7. They can't score goals, got 1 today but it was only their 5th of the season so far.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Just realised, he’s going to be back at City soon to solve their CB problem!