Craig Bellamy quits his post as Vincent Kompany’s deputy manager in Anderlecht due to mental health concerns
CRAIG BELLAMY has left his post in Anderlecht for mental health reasons.
The Belgian club have confirmed that Vincent Kompany’s assistant is no longer with them after a period of two years in order to focus on his health.
Bellamy revealed in 2020 that he has been on medication for depression since 2017.
And former Man City captain Kompany wished the Welshman all the best, revealing that Anderlecht’s door will always be open.
Kompany said: “Craig was a coach and a unique person for us.
“He’s been very important to us in the development of guys like Jeremy Doku, Yari Verschaeren, Albert Sambi Lokonga and so on.
“But now the depression monster is here again.
“We have to give Craig time to make a full recovery. He set a date and didn’t meet her.
“Health is above football. Our door will always be open to him. :
Speaking of her battles with mental health last year, Bellamy told Sky Sports, “In the past three or four years I’ve been diagnosed with depression.
“I am a depressed man. I can not live without it.
“I have been on medication for three years and this is the first time that I have mentioned it.
“I’ve had ridiculous ups and downs. The injuries were so, so hard to overcome.
“I felt tortured. It was not what I expected for my football career. I didn’t want to sprint, it hurt too much.
“During my career my depression was worse, much worse, on the emotional side. I was coming home and wouldn’t talk for three days.
“I locked myself in a room and then went to bed on my own. It was the only way I could deal with depression.