Vincent Kompany has raided Manchester City for the final addition to his Anderlecht support staff with Simon Davies named head coach at the Belgian club.
The Welsh-born former Manchester United player leaves his post as City’s head of academy coaching to work alongside player-manager Kompany.
Davies stepped into his most recent role last year after succeeding Patrick Vieira in charge of the Elite Development Squad in 2016.
He also had a brief stint at Chester City in 2008 and arrives at Anderlecht on Kompany’s recommendation.
“When Vinny asked me to make the move with him to RSC Anderlecht, I didn’t doubt [him],” Davies said.
“We are starting a beautiful project: taking RSC Anderlecht back to the place where they belong, with special emphasis on the development of talented young players.”
— RSC Anderlecht (@rscanderlecht) May 25, 2019
Anderlecht sporting director Michael Verschueren added: “We hired him following Vincent Kompany’s advice.
“They have been working together for quite a while and we want to bring Manchester City’s success story to RSC Anderlecht.”
Davies forms part of a six-man coaching staff that will support Kompany in the outgoing City captain’s first managerial job.
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