Rodolfo Borrell has left his role as Manchester City assistant manager to become Sporting Director at Austin FC.

The Spaniard joined the Club in March 2014 as Global Technical Director, having previously worked in a similar role at Liverpool, before being appointed Head of Coaching for their Academy.

However, he would become part of Pep Guardiola’s backroom team two years later, helping City to a remarkable 14 major honours in the following seven seasons.

Borrell was then named assistant manager ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, a year in which the Club were crowned champions of Europe for the first time in our history en route to the Treble.

He also took charge of City in our 4-1 FA Cup third round victory over Swindon Town in January 2022 after Pep Guardiola and Juanma Lillo had both tested positive for Covid-19.

But after nine years of stellar service at the Club, Borrell has decided to take on a new challenge in United States Major League Soccer.

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain said of the Spaniard’s departure: “I would like to wish Rodolfo the best of luck in his new role at Austin FC.

“He has played a significant role in the Club’s achievements over the past nine years, both as Global Technical Director and after joining Pep Guardiola’s backroom team.

“The manager has often spoken about how important his coaching staff have been in helping him and the team achieve what we have. Rodolfo has, of course, been a major part of that during his time at Manchester City.

“I have every confidence that he will be a huge asset to both Austin FC and United States soccer.”

Everyone at Manchester City would like to thank Rodolfo for his efforts while at the Club and wish him all the best for the future.