Former Manchester City captain and current RSC Anderlecht manager Vincent Kompany has discouraged comparisons with City manager Pep Guardiola.
Speaking about this, he said:
“You have to stop comparing with Guardiola because I didn’t come here saying that Anderlecht was going to become Manchester City”.
“I never said it but it will stick to me skin even if I never say it. It bothers me that we’re getting too close to Pep because it’s totally inaccessible. It makes the club look like a naïve club, but we are not on the pitch”.
“No one is talking about reproducing anything. Pep went to Barcelona to draw from Johan Cruyff and the Anderlecht I knew and the academy from which all the players came from draw on Ajax in terms of DNA”.
“But it’s not good for the club to bring this debate back to that and ultimately it doesn’t reflect what we’re trying to do”.
“It’s the Anderlecht identity that interests us and that’s it. It will be different from other clubs and we have to accept it.”
Vincent Kompany left Manchester City at the end of the 18-19 campaign after 10 transforming years at the club.
He became the player-manager at RSC Anderlecht before taking over the managerial role permanently. They are currently 7th in the Belgian Pro League.
Kompany returned to his boyhood club with the task of returning Anderlecht to their former glory.
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