Vincent Kompany will take on a player-manager role at Belgian Pro League club Anderlecht after calling time on his 11-year spell at Manchester City.
"For the next 3 years, I will take up the role of Player-Manager of RSC Anderlecht," Kompany wrote in an open letter to fans on his Facebook page, "Belgium’s finest.
"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."