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Craig Bellamy leaves Anderlecht as former Celtic loanee takes mental health break

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Celtic loanee Craig Bellamy is to leave his role with Anderlecht as he takes a break for mental health reasons. The Welshman joined the Parkhead club on loan from Newcastle United in January 2005, hitting nine goals in 15 games.

Bellamy revealed last year that he's been suffering from depression since his playing days, having now moved into coaching alongside former Manchester City team-mate Vincent Kompany.

But in a statement Anderlecht said Bellamy's mental health problems "have resurfaced again recently", and the former striker "took a very difficult, but absolutely necessary decision concerning his health" in opting to leave.Bellamy said his farewells to the dressing room after Anderlecht's 7-2 victory over Mechelen in the Belgian First.

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