Man City assistant leaves for NY

Manchester City’s assistant manager Domenec Torrent has left the club after 11 years working with Pep Guardiola.

The Spaniard is moving to the Blues’ sister club New York City to replace Patrick Vieira, who is leaving for French side Nice.

Torrent, 55, was Guardiola’s assistant at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and City – winning 24 trophies – but said he was keen to return to management.

He previously managed City’s Spanish feeder club Girona in 2005-06.

In a statement on the New York club’s website, Torrent said he had enjoyed “a wonderful 11 years working alongside my colleague and close friend Pep Guardiola”.

But he added: “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.

“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.”

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