Simon & Schuster UK has struck a two-book deal with Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany.
Ian Marshall, deputy publishing director at S&S UK, bought world rights for Treble Triumph and Kompany's autobiography from agent Jonathan Marks of MTC.
Treble Triumph will be published in November and is a celebration of Manchester City’s unique domestic grand slam season. In the book, club captain Kompany relives their historic achievement in winning the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup titles, as well as revealing why he decided to leave the club after more than a decade to take up a new role as player-manager at Anderlecht in Belgium. Next autumn, he will follow this up with his long-awaited autobiography.
Marshall said: "Even though my allegiances are with the Red side of Manchester, there is no doubt that Vincent Kompany has been one of the most compelling and influential figures in the Premier League in recent years. As a captain, he stands comparison with players such as Roy Keane and Tony Adams, while also fulfilling an agenda-setting role beyond the sport. His departure from the English game was greeted with universal praise and admiration from the media, and the books will highlight exactly why he has become such a respected personality."
Kompany added: "I am not a nostalgic person, but to have the opportunity to look back on this most remarkable season that turned out to be my last one as a Blue, was delightful and it made me realise even more how much I owe to the most incredible team-mates, manager, club and fans."