After Philippe Clement, with whom he shared the locker room with the Red Devils, it is another former teammate that Vincent Kompany will find on the other bench on Friday evening.
Yves Vanderhaeghe and Vincent Kompany were teammates, in Anderlecht, between 2003 and 2006, they will meet on Friday evening, as opponents. “It’s still a bit special for me,” smiles the Sporting coach. “I shared the locker room with them and now they are coaches with gray hair and a little belly. I’m not there yet,” he adds.
This is his strength. He was already like that as a player.
And about coach Vanderhaeghe, Vincent Kompany has nothing but compliments to give. “Yves has a solid career in Belgium, in a competition which is not easy for coaches, however. In the end, he is as reliable as a coach as he was as a coach.”
The former captain of the Red Devils has also had the opportunity to see it up close: last year, the Mauves suffered a stinging defeat at the Stade des Eperons d’Or, and the adaptations of the Kortrijk coach had contributed to it. . (4-2). “In the first half we were better, but afterwards Yves started screaming and roaring on the edge of the field. It made his team react. It’s his strength. He was already like that as a player.”