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Man City great Kompany happy he tried being Anderlecht player-manager

Manchester City great Vincent Kompany felt he handled being Anderlecht player-manager well.

Kompany started his career as a player-manager with Anderlecht in 2019.

"Being a player-coach is mad," he told Rio Ferdinand's podcast FIVE. "It is definitely worth the experience once.

"What I did have was a fantastic relationship with the group. When you can still be amongst them on the pitch... I would never say it at City but there (Anderlecht) I was the best, and I was also able to bring across a bit of the culture that I want to bring in, like competing for everything in training, fighting with kids who are like 16!

"We did this little one-on-one drill with small goals just to increase that competitiveness and stuff and I'm there, 34-year-old international, fighting with kids that are 16. One of them was (Jeremy) Doku, these kind of guys."

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