Following their domestic treble, Manchester City fans were met with the perhaps-not-so-shocking-news that Vincent Kompany, whose contract was running out at the end of the season, would be leaving the club.
What was more eyebrow raising was his next move, that of becoming player-manager at Anderlecht next season.
Returning to his former club, the Belgium international will be looking to take the Jupiler Pro League side back to its former glories after their rather dreadful season, which saw them miss out on European football for the first time in 56 years.
In order to do that, and continue playing at the same time, Vincent Kompany will be looking to surround himself with the best staff at his disposal.
According to DH, the centre-back is considering bringing a number of Manchester City coaches to Brussels with him, including Simon Davies, the club’s current U23 manager, described as a ‘serious avenue’.
The outlet believe as many as ‘three to four’ Brits could follow Kompany to Anderlecht, forming a ‘very professional’ staff to help him achieve his goals.
A similar report by Walfoot suggested the inclusion of Simon Davies would see the Manchester City defender choose the tactics and squad for each game, while the Welshman would be in charge of implementing it once the veteran was on the pitch.