But sports fans will find action at the Preakness Stakes

But sports fans will find action at the Preakness Stakes


He said: “Sheikh Mansour changed my life and that of all the City fans around the world, for that I am forever grateful. A blue nation has arisen and challenged the established order of things, I find that awesome.”I cherish the counsel and leadership of a good human being, Khaldoon Al Mubarak. Man City could not be in better hands.”

Al Mubarak said: “He will always be part of the City family.

“I am not sure he expected to lift the Premier League trophy on four occasions during his captaincy but he will be remembered and revered whenever this period of unprecedented City success is spoken about by future generations.

His leadership, intelligence and determination have seen him adapt brilliantly to playing under four different managers and overcome some debilitating injuries.

The club are the most successful team in Belgian history but are currently sixth in the Belgian First Division A. They have won 34 league titles, the most recent in 2016-17.”I stopped at their training grounds on my way to international duty last year. Just to say hello,” Kompany said.

“[Marc] Coucke, the chairman, and sports director Michael Verschueren asked my opinion regarding the difficult situation the club was in.”I shared my thoughts and listened to their vision for the future: ambitious, courageous and determined to get back to number one.”

Kompany offered his help with “no strings attached“, and said it was “unexpected” when they offered him the position of player-manager “not so long ago”.Injuries have taken their toll on Kompany in recent years, and he featured in only 17 of City’s 38 league games this season because of muscle injuries.

However, he will be remembered for his influence and contribution on the pitch, where he led City to a first top-flight title since 1968 in 2012.

Along with Sergio Aguero and David Silva, Kompany is one of only three survivors from that triumph, and they repeated the achievement in 2014 and 2018.

City retained their title this month, finishing one point ahead of Liverpool after one of the most thrilling seasons in Premier League history.”How often does someone get the chance to end such an important chapter, representing a club with such great history and tradition, in such a great fashion?” Kompany said.

In a later tweet, Arnold thanked people for their concern over the incident saying there was nothing to worry about, adding: “Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about. I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”

A special character’ – chairman pays tribute

A special character’ – chairman pays tribute


City midfielder Phil Foden: Looked after me from day one. Led by example, showed everyone what it means to be a leader, wear their heart on the sleeve, and give everything for this club. We will miss you captain.

City defender Kyle Walker: From skip to gaffer, the man has it all!! Since I walked through the door Vinny has been amazing to me. He helped me settle in and I’ve learned a lot from the big man. Good luck with everything skip, you’ll be missed

City centre-back Aymeric Laporte: Thank you for this years close to you. Thank you for all the moments, all the words to me and to be the best leader which need this big family. You are a legend and we wish you the best in your next stage

City midfielder Bernardo Silva: THANK YOU CAPTAIN! What a pleasure to share the dressing room and learn from you over the last two seasons. We’ll miss you

Former City midfielder Yaya Toure: My brother Vinny!! It was an honour to share the pitch with you at City! Memories I will cherish. Trophies! Titles!! Making a plan a reality! You are a special man!! A leader. My friend.Former City striker Paul Dickov: City loves you more than you will know.

Ex-England striker and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker: Good luck to you, Vincent Kompany with your new challenge. One of the greatest players, leaders and role models to have played on the green carpets of this country. And what a way to bow out from Man City.

Ex-England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville: I didn’t expect that. There are some players you wish played for your club. Vincent Kompany was one of them. A great centre-back whose influence on and off the pitch was huge.Former England and Newcastle captain Alan Shearer: What a captain and player.

‘We will miss you captain’ – reaction
Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne: Playing for about 10 years with this man for club and country. And what a privilege it’s been. Big player, big personality and big leader. Learned a lot from you. Wishing you all the best for the future.

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By beating Watford 6-0 at Wembley, City became the first men’s side to complete the domestic treble in England.In September, the club will hold Kompany’s testimonial match, from which he will donate all profits to Manchester’s homeless.