He spent three seasons with Anderlecht’s first team before leaving for a two year spell with the German club Hamburg. Vincent Kompany signed for Manchester City in 2008 and has been a firm favourite among fans of the English Champions.
In the second part of a letter to fans that he posted on his Facebook wall on Sunday morning the 33-year-old central defender said that he would take up the role of player-coach at RSC Anderlecht.
"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," he added.
"It's the most passionate yet rational decision I've ever made. As a footballer, I was born and raised at Anderlecht. Since the age of six, I have been one with that club. A history of 34 league titles, they are second to none”.
"I want to share my knowledge with the next purple generations. With that, I will also put a bit of Manchester in the heart of Belgium."