Guardiola’s long-serving No 2 leaves for MLS role

Date published: Monday 11th June 2018 9:42

Manchester City assistant manager Domenec Torrent has left his position at the Etihad Stadium to become New York City FC’s new manager.

Torrent, who also worked with Pep Guardiola at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, replaces Patrick Vieira in charge of City’s sister club in Major League Soccer following the Frenchman’s move to Nice.

“Though I have enjoyed a wonderful 11 years working alongside my colleague and close friend Pep Guardiola – it has always been my ambition to manage a team again and I really couldn’t have hoped for a better opportunity than at this football club,” Torrent said on NYCFC’s official website.

“I know we have a very talented team, I have watched many of the matches and I enjoy the way the team plays and I now can’t wait to begin working with the players on the training pitch.

“Though I have been fortunate enough to visit New York on numerous occasions, I am looking forward to living and coaching in this special city and meeting the fans as soon as possible. I am eager to experience and play a part in the soccer culture of New York.

“I’d like to thank the players and all my colleagues at Manchester City for making my time at the football club such a wonderful and memorable experience.”

Torrent has been Guardiola’s assistant for the last 11 years and has helped win 24 trophies at Barcelona, Bayern and City, most recently the record-breaking Premier League title.

 

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