Manchester City will promote Rodolfo Borrell to Pep Guardiola’s assistant manager at the club, following the departure of Mikel Arteta to Arsenal, according to reports by The Athletic.
Mikel Arteta was officially announced by Arsenal as the new head coach at the Emirates Stadium on Friday afternoon. However, the club have no plans to bring in a new member of Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff, which has stayed very similar since his Barcelona days.
Borrell has been a key part of that team at City, and has a reputation that also stretches back to his time at Barcelona, when he was crucial in the coaching of players such as Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas and Andres Iniesta.
He also had a spell working as Technical Director and Head of Coaching at Liverpool’s academy from 2009 – where he coached a young Raheem Sterling – before joining the Citizens five years later. He moved from academy responsibilities to first-team duties when Pep Guardiola arrived in 2016.
Arteta has filled the role of assistant manager since Domènec Torrent left his long-held post to become boss of New York City FC last year. Torrent has worked with Guardiola for a decade and has been touted to return to the Catalan’s backroom staff.
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