Departing Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is taking the manager’s job at Anderlecht.
He has been appointed as the new player manager of Anderlecht.
Kompany, 33, announced he was leaving City after 11 years less than 24 hours after leading them to the domestic treble.
And the Belgian defender will now be returning to his home country to take over the reigns of Anderlecht – the club where he started his illustrious career.
In an open letter posted on his Facebook page, Kompany wrote: “I choose to be grateful for the past but remain ambitious and driven for the future.
“For the next three years, I will take up the role of Player-Manager of RSC Anderlecht.
“This may come as a surprise to you.
“It’s the most passionate yet rational decision I’ve ever made.
“As a footballer, I was born and raised at RSC Anderlecht. Since the age of 6, I have been one with that club.
“A history of 34 league titles, they are second to none.”