English Premiership

City name new soccer director

2012-10-28 15:27
Manchester City (File)

Manchester - Manchester City have named former Barcelona technical director Txiki Begiristain as director of football in a restructuring aimed at making the English Premier League champions world leaders in recruiting and developing players.

The former Spain international, who held a similar position at Barca for seven years until 2010 having also played for the team, will support City manager Roberto Mancini in first team recruitment and operations, the club said on Sunday.

City also announced on their website (www.mcfc.co.uk) that football administrator Brian Marwood, previously responsible for signing players, will become managing director of the City Football Academy when it is ready for the 2013/14 season.

Former Arsenal and England midfielder Marwood will be responsible for the recruitment, development, training and management of up to 400 players in Manchester and at other global training centres, City said in a statement.

"I am very pleased indeed to have been offered such an exciting opportunity," Begiristain, 48, told City's website.

"The progress and on field achievements at Manchester City are plain for all to see and I am honoured to have been asked to contribute to its future success.

"I am very much looking forward to working with Brian Marwood, Roberto Mancini and (chief executive) Ferran Soriano in continuing to build a football team and philosophy which will serve Manchester City well in the near and long term future."

Read more on:    english premier league  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Everton set to sign Besic

2014-07-24 21:38

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Fixtures
16 August 2014
Manchester United v Swansea City, Old Trafford 13:45
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur, Boleyn Ground 16:00
Stoke City v Aston Villa, Britannia Stadium 16:00
Leicester City v Everton, King Power Stadium 16:00
Queens Park Rangers v Hull City, Loftus Road Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland, The Hawthorns 16:00
Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium 18:30
17 August 2014
Liverpool v Southampton, Anfield 14:30
Newcastle United v Manchester City, St. James' Park 17:00
18 August 2014
Burnley v Chelsea, Turf Moor 21:00
Vote

How will Manchester United fare in next season's English Premiership under Louis van Gaal?

 
 
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.