Rangers star pays tribute to Man City icon after calling time on playing career
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Rangers star pays tribute to Man City icon after calling time on playing career

Rangers new boy Kemar Roofe has paid tribute to his former Anderlecht team-mate and boss Vincent Kompany after the Manchester City icon announced his retirement from playing.

Kompany was appointed Anderlecht boss last year before quickly having Franky Vercauteren named as co-boss to ease the pressure on the legendary Belgian defender.

Roofe spent last season working with Kompany and took to his Instagram account to send a message to his, thanking him for “all the help and advice” over the last year before his recent move to Rangers.

Kompany announced his retirement, stating he wanted to “fully commit” to being a success in the dugout and paid his own tribute to his co-manager.

“I want to fully commit to my role as a coach and need 100 per cent of my time and focus for it,” Kompany told the Anderlecht website.

“That’s why I’m quitting as a football player. Our ambition and our hunger remains the same.

“I want to stay with the club for at least four seasons and prove that Anderlecht can play a modern style of football, with results. I want to thank Franky (co-manager Frank Vercauteren) for all his help.”

Kompany went on to win four top-flight titles as well as two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields in 11 years at City as he carved his name into the folklore of the club.

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Roofe has made a couple of appearances for Rangers since signing from the Belgians but is still working towards match fitness.

The attacker will have a vital role to play for the Light Blues in the title race this season and, hopefully, he can remain injury free after a spending much of last season sidelines.

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