Time has come for me to go: Vincent Kompany leaves Manchester City after historic treble

first_img Next Time has come for me to go: Vincent Kompany leaves Manchester City after historic trebleManchester City crushed Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday to complete the unprecedented treble, after which Vincent Kompany said they were the best team in the world.advertisement Reuters LondonMay 19, 2019UPDATED: May 19, 2019 14:46 IST Vincent Kompany lifted the FA Cup trophy on Saturday after Manchester City beat Watford 3-0 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVincent Kompany made 265 appearances for Manchester City since 2008Kompany scored 18 goals during his 11-year stint at CityCity won its 6th FA Cup on Saturday to complete the English treble of league championship and both domestic cupsBelgian defender Vincent Kompany said on Sunday he would be leaving Manchester City after helping the Premier League club to a become the first team to win the English treble of league championship and both domestic cups.”We’ve just seen the close of an incredible season. My 11th as a Blue. And I cannot believe I’m writing this but … also my last as a Blue,” the City captain wrote in an open letter to fans on his Facebook page.”Man City has given me everything. I’ve tried to give back as much as I possibly could. How often does someone get the chance to end such an important chapter, representing a club with such great history and tradition, in such a great fashion?””The time has come for me to go now.”The 33-year-old central defender said he would be posting a second part of the letter “shortly” with details of his future plans.City crushed Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday to complete the unprecedented treble, after which Kompany said they were the best team in the world.Kompany scored with a thunderous long-range strike to decide their penultimate league match of the season against Leicester City, a key moment in their retaining the Premier League title.”It’s cliché to say it but it’s also so true: without my teammates I would have never been here today,” he added.”We fought many battles together. Side by side. In good times and in bad. So to all of you, from the 2008-2009 squad to today’s domestic Treble winners: I owe you guys!advertisement”A special word also to (manager) Pep (Guardiola) and the backroom staff: you’ve been superb. You’ve followed me through so much hardship. You made me come back stronger every time. Thank you so much.”Also Read | Manchester City crush Watford 6-0 to win FA Cup and complete trebleFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Vincent KompanyFollow Manchester Citylast_img read more

After layoffs at local news stations CTV union calls on government to

TORONTO — A union representing more than 12,000 of Canada’s media workers is calling on the federal government to help support local news after CTV announced layoffs in three cities in Ontario.Bell Media spokesman Scott Henderson would not specify how many people lost their jobs, but said in an email that the company reduced a number of broadcast positions at local TV stations in Kitchener, London and Windsor.He said the move is part of a larger restructuring that began earlier this year and is a response to the challenges facing the media industry, including growing international competition and a tough advertising market.Unifor spokesman Howard Law said in a statement that more cuts are expected at CTV stations across Canada and the federal government should move quickly to review the industry, which it promised to do in the federal budget released last week.He said the government could help through regulatory and tax changes.The Liberal government said in its budget that it will review the Broadcasting Act and Telecommunications Act this year and that will include examining how to strengthen the future of Canadian media and content creation. read more