Vincent Kompany has told his Manchester City team-mates and supporters that his attitude will not change, despite being handed the permanent captaincy after uncertainty surrounded former skipper Carlos Tevez’s future at the Manchester club.
“It is an honour for me but it doesn’t change my role in the club,” said Kompany. “I have always been a leading figure and wearing the armband shouldn’t have any effect on how you behave towards the group.” the Belgian international told Sky Sports.
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City line-up Anderson.
Goal.com are reporting that Al Jazira chief executive Phil Anderson is being considered for the chief executive role at Manchester City, recently vacated by Garry Cook. Anderson is currently chief of Al Jazira, last seasons double winners in the UAE who are also ran by Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, and is thought to be highly considered as front runner for the job that paid Cook up to £2 million a year. Anderson has spent time working with the Scottish Rugby Union, Heart of Midlothian, and also spent time working on the ATP tennis tour, and could bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position.
Barry: Must learn lessons.
Manchester City midfielder and England international Gareth Barry has warned the teams Champions League opponents that he and his team-mates will be quick learners in the Champions League, reports The Daily Star. “There’s a lot of things we can learn from this game,” said the former Aston Villa man. “It’s a different style of game than the one we’re used to.” Manchester City know they will have to up their performance after the 1-1 draw at home with Napoli, as they are yet to face Villarreal and Bayern Munich in what the tabloids of dubbed the ‘Group of Death’ in this years Champions League.