Manchester City legend hints about his retirement plan


Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has claimed he is yet to decide on his Etihad future and will be thinking about it only when his current contract runs down.

The Belgian defender has been the skipper of the Manchester side for the last six years however his playing time has been blighted by injuries in recent years. But the defender has now well left behind the fitness issues in this season and already featured in all the three matches for Pep Guardiola’s side. And while talking about his Manchester city future in a recent interview, the defender suggested he now only wants to focus on playing as much football as he can for his club and is not worried about a potential new contract.

“I’ve given myself the obligation to not think about anything regarding future contracts until my present contract is up,” Kompany said.

“I’m really easy in my relationship with the club. It’s that good, there won’t be any panic on their side or my side. Let’s get the most out of these two years with City and international level and let’s see where we are at — no stress.”

The 32-year-old also discussed his possible retirement plan in the interview where he implied that he has coaching ambitions and definitely wants to involve into football management to share his footballing experience with younger players in future.

“I don’t know where I will be in football when I finish but it’s 100 percent certain I will remain in football. It’s my passion,” Kompany is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail. “It’s like studying to be a doctor, doing all your exams and thinking, ‘I’m 32 now, I am not going to be a doctor.’

“I’ve played and lived this game since I was six years old so I don’t see a reason why I should throw all that experience away all of a sudden.

“I have got good contact with the younger people here and I just love bringing across my experience and how I see certain things. I have learned from the best from their mistakes as well as my own and hopefully I will be better because of that.”

Kompany has been at City for nine years now since his move from Hamburg and in the mean time has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and two League Cups with them, establishing himself as one of the City’s all time greatest.