RSC Anderlecht, Saturday morning the arrival of Simon Davies was officially announced. He should be player-coach Vincent Kompany next season to assist in its work.
The 45-year-old Dutch boss has come over from Manchester City, where he had charge of the academy. Davies signed a contract until mid-2022.
In addition to the arrival of Davies was Anderlecht also known that assistants Karim Belhocine, Jonas De Roeck and Pär Zetterberg and to coach Max and the Young all in the post next season. Floribert Ngalula completes the trainersstaf. The 32-year-old inhabitant of Brussels was the last five seasons head coach at BX Brussels.
‘When Vinnie asked me with him to Anderlecht to come, I do not doubt’, explained Davies, a former player of Manchester United and Chester City, in a first reaction. “We start a great project: Anderlecht back to where it belongs and that is with special attention to the development of talented young players.’
Also general manager Michael Verschueren showed himself to be satisfied. “We have Davies caught up on the advice of Vincent Kompany. They already worked together for a short time and want the success story of Manchester City bring to Anderlecht.’
Davies made over the last nine years part of the trainersequipe of Manchester City. He was an assistant and head coach for the U23. Last season, he was the head of the youth for the teams from U13 to U23.