Vincent Kompany's awful start as Anderlecht player-manager shows no signs of stopping

Vincent Kompany is struggling as Anderlecht player-manager

Vincent Kompany is one of the most intelligent people in world football.

The Belgian, who worked under great managers such as Roberto Mancini and Pep Guardiola, was always expected to make a successful transition into management.

He was given his first role as a manager when he signed for Anderlecht in the summer.

However, things haven't gone to plan.

Anderlecht have played nine league games this season but they find themselves lingering around the relegation places.

Their disappointing 0-0 draw against Waasland-Beveren on Sunday afternoon means Kompany has enjoyed just one win in the league.

His team have picked up six points and are in 13th, just two points above the relegation zone.

Anderlecht have hit the back of the net just six times in those nine games too, showing they have a real problem in front of goal.

Vincent Kompany was injured for his own testimonial

He stepped down as the manager on match days last month so he could focus on being a player, but that still hasn't helped the team's form.

That's a shocking position to be in for perhaps the most reputable side in Belgian football.

And it seems as if the fans have had enough. Following the goalless draw on Sunday a number of Anderlecht ultras waited outside the stadium's main gate as they showed their displeasure at the club's situation.

And Kompany has struggled on the pitch, too.

In a 4-2 loss against Kortrijk last month, the 33-year-old blamed himself for every goal his side conceded.

And his injury woes have also continued this season. 

He's missed four games for Anderlecht through injury, as well as his own Man City testimonial earlier this month.

Kompany has also had his fair share of critics, with Marc Degryse even accusing him of thinking he was 'God'.

Vincent Kompany has been poor on the pitch, too

After his mistakes against Kortrijk last month, Degryse said: "Kompany is only human, besides being a good footballer - but I feel he thinks he is God.

"Some people like to be busy, but they can become too preoccupied. Kompany should think about this. There are limits to everything.

"If another centre-back had made the mistakes he made he'd have been criticised - and Kompany would have dropped him for the next game.

"Of course Kompany shouldn't retire from playing - but he has to make sure something like this doesn't happen again."

Kompany is just a few months into his tenure at Anderlecht but it could be over very soon.

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