In Summary
  • Anderlecht have taken only two points from their first four league games - their worst start for 21 years
  • The change will come into effect immediately, starting with Friday's match away to league champions Genk
  • Things came to a head last Saturday for Kompany when his side conceded four second-half goals to slip from 1-0 up to a 4-2 loss at Kortrijk

Anderlecht's Vincent Kompany is to relinquish his managerial duties on match days in order to concentrate on playing.

Kompany was appointed player-manager at the Belgian club this summer after 11 years at Manchester City.

But Anderlecht have taken only two points from their first four league games - their worst start for 21 years.

Kompany will now be captain, while head coach Simon Davies will be in charge of tactical changes and substitutions.

The change will come into effect immediately, starting with Friday's match away to league champions Genk.

"One of the things that is going to change straight away is Vinnie is going to be captain," revealed Welshman Davies at the team's pre-match news conference.

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