Captain Vincent Kompany has left Manchester City to become player-manager at former club Anderlecht.
The 33-year-old defender has signed a three-year deal with the Belgian club, where he scored five goals in 73 appearances between 2003 to 2006.
Earlier on Sunday, Kompany said Saturday’s 6-0 FA Cup final win over Watford was his final game for City.
He won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups during 11 years at Etihad Stadium.
“It’s the most passionate yet rational decision I’ve ever made,” Kompany, who first joined Anderlecht at the age of six, said in an open letter on Facebook.
“I want to share my knowledge with the next purple generations.
“With that, I will also put a bit of Manchester in the heart of Belgium.”