Domenec Torrent Named New NYCFC Coach
Domenec Torrent has been named the new NYCFC coach following the departure of Patrick Vieira.
Torrent is former Head Coach of Girona FC and Assistant Coach at Barcelona FC and Bayern Munich, has most recently been Pep Guardiola’s right hand man at sister club Manchester City FC. He has signed with the Club until the end of the 2020 season, taking up this new position with NYCFC pending the approval of a US work permit.
Torrent has won an unbelievable 24 trophies in his time with Pep Guardiola and has signed a deal with NYCFC until the end of the 2020 season.
“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,” said Torrent.
“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.”
New York City FC Vice Chairman Marty Edelman recognizes that this appointment represents an exciting moment for NYCFC and MLS.
Edelman said: “Domènec brings with him an incredible amount of experience having coached many of the greatest players in the world at the very highest level of the game. His influence on the sport has been significant and this is an exciting period not only for NYCFC but also for MLS – a league that we know is excited by new influences as it continues to grow at a great pace.
“City Football Group has a wide network of coaches which has made it possible for us to find such exceptional talent so close at hand. The coaching staff in Manchester follow our games closely and I know how familiar Domènec is with our team and will appreciate both the quality of our team and the competitiveness of MLS.
“I’m pleased that we have been able to move so quickly to replace Patrick. A smooth transition was certainly a priority, particularly for a group of players who have had an excellent campaign so far. I know Domènec can’t wait to get started.”
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