Assistant coach Craig Bellamy will leave the coaching staff of RSC Anderlecht on Monday. Bellamy already struggled with mental problems in the past and these have resurfaced again recently. With his departure, the Welshman took a very difficult, but absolutely necessary decision concerning his health. Bellamy said goodbye to the players in the dressing room on Sunday afternoon after the 7-2 victory against KV Mechelen.
Bellamy arrived at RSC Anderlecht in the summer of 2019 as coach of the U21. Earlier this year, he joined the first squad as an assistant coach to Vincent Kompany. His experience as a striker in the Premier League and his drive took our young squad to a higher level. Both coach Vincent Kompany and Director of Sports Peter Verbeke want to thank Bellamy explicitly for his efforts and show great understanding for Bellamy's brave decision.
"The enormous energy Craig has given us all is priceless. It is therefore logical that we must give him all the time and rest he needs. The whole club stands firmly behind him in this difficult period", said Peter Verbeke.
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