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Anderlecht fined for allowing Vincent Kompany to coach team without license

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Vincent Kompany was appointed Anderlecht's player-manager in May.

Belgian giants Anderlecht were fined the maximum €5,000 ($5,516.00) on Tuesday for allowing Vincent Kompany to coach their team without the required diploma, the Belgian football association said.

"The club violated the regulations for a long time and despite that it being against the rules did not hesitate to publicly unveil a coach without a diploma," the association's licensing committee said in a statement.

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Vincent Kompany has said it was not a disappointment to miss his own testimonial through injury because he had already ensured a perfect Etihad Stadium send-off with his title-winning goal against Leicester.

The defender sat out his tribute game with a hamstring problem but said playing in front of the City supporters one last time could not have topped his 30-yard screamer in the penultimate game of last season.

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Anderlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany is giving up some match-day duties after a winless start in the Belgian Pro League.

Assistant coach Simon Davies has said he will now take responsibility for tactical changes and substitutions, while Kompany will step up on the field as captain.

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