New coaching role for ex-Canary star

PUBLISHED: 15:54 20 June 2019 | UPDATED: 15:54 20 June 2019

Former Norwich City trainee 
Craig Bellamy is to join Belgian club Anderlecht as a coach Action Images/Tony O'Brien

Former Norwich City trainee Craig Bellamy is to join Belgian club Anderlecht as a coach Action Images/Tony O'Brien

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Former Norwich City trainee Craig Bellamy is joining Vincent Kompany's new coaching set-up at Belgian giants Anderlecht.

The 39-year-old has signed a three year deal to take charge of the Under-21s, after leaving his role as a Cardiff City youth coach earlier this year following accusations of bullying.

"We are very happy with Craig's arrival at RSC Anderlecht," said the Belgian club's youth director Jean Kindermans.

"He has a lot of experience and will be a great mentor for our youth players mentally speaking, but also in terms of football skills."

Manchester City's former head of academy coaching, Simon Davies, has also made the switch to Belgium to link up with Kompany, who announced his surprise move earlier this summer after leading the Sky Blues to another Premier League crown.

Bellamy notched 32 goals in 84 appearances for the Canaries before a big-money transfer to Coventry City in 2000.

The attacker went on to play for Liverpool, Manchester City and Newcastle prior to ending his career at hometown club Cardiff City and won 78 Wales caps.

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