Rangers have been quoted as an example of a major European club falling from former glories by Anderlecht boss Vincent Kompany.
The legendary former Manchester City defender was speaking about the rebuilding job going on at the Belgian club, which he took over as player/manager at the start of the season.
It’s the centre-back’s first job in management and he believes that the Rangers example is proof any club can take a huge fall from grace.
“That’s the mission, we spoke off-air about the comparison with big clubs like Manchester United, Glasgow Rangers, AC Milan – ships that think they are too big to fail,” said Kompany [Sky Sports, as quoted and shown by Daily Record].
“The importance is having a vision and a plan and staying with it all the way. That’s the time we’re at, we’ve decided and committed on a project.
“We’ll go all the way without compromising and in time big clubs get back to their level but you have to choose a course, otherwise you end up in limbo.”
Given that Kompany uses Rangers as an example of a European giant which has stumbled from great heights, could he also use the club’s rebuild as inspiration too?
Similarly to Steven Gerrard, Vincent Kompany was a world-class captain and footballer who is taking his first steps into management.
Anderlecht might not have experienced quite the stumble of Rangers, but they are in dire need of leadership and direction to return to the top of the Belgian game.
Kompany could certainly do worse than consider the progress made by Steven Gerrard and Rangers as he looks to transform Anderlecht.
It’ll certainly help that Kompany has this former reported Rangers target on red-hot form.