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New York City FC names Domenec Torrent new head coach

Goal.com logo Goal.com 11/06/2018

New York City FC has named Manchester City assistant Domenec Torrent as the club's new head coach.

The 55-year-old Spaniard replaces Patrick Vieira, who has departed the MLS side after two and a half seasons to take over Ligue 1 side Nice.

Torrent has served as Man City manager Pep Guardiola's right-hand man for the past 11 years, following the Spanish manager from Barcelona to Bayern Munich and to his current position at City.

“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 in a club release.

Torrent's head coaching experience has come in the Spanish lower divisions with Palafrugell CF, Palamos CF and Girona FC.

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“Domenec is someone we know really well and have great confidence in as both a person and as a coach," NYCFC sporting director Claudio Reyna said.

"He has a very clear idea of the style of play he wants – he’s a coach who will want to play the attacking and possession style of soccer that we want to continue to build upon."

Torrent takes over NYCFC, which, as a part of City Football Group, is under the same ownership as Man City.

NYCFC has a record of 8-3-4 through 15 games of the 2018 MLS season, just two points off first-place Atlanta United in the Eastern Conference.

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