Manchester City assistant coach, Rodolfo Borrell, wanted by D.C. United.
Four times Major League Soccer cup champions, D.C. United, are going to try to appoint a well-known manager in order to regain their former glory. The Washington-based club was a big threat in the later 90s and early 2000s but ever since 2004, they have failed to win the MLS Cup a single time. The club is currently looking into a number of potential managers to replace interim manager, Chad Ashton, and the one name who stands out is Manchester City coach, Borrell.
Rodolfo Borrell is currently working at Manchester City as an assistant coach to Pep Guardiola. The Spanish coach has been working under the mastermind Guardiola since his arrival in 2016. Borrell has been part of the City group since before Guardiola’s arrival and has been working at the Ethiad since 2014. Although the coach does not have top tier managerial experience, he has been around the circuit for a long time and he has managed both Liverpool’s and Barcelona’s youth teams.
During his time at City, the coach along with the manager turned the club into one of the biggest powerhouses of Europe. The club has seen massive improvements during Guardiola’s regime but let’s not forget to give sufficient credit to coaches such as Borrell who have helped out the club a lot as well. He has turned many players into absolute world-class stars and should United be able to get him on board, there is no doubt he can work his magic across the continent as well.
At the age of 49, Borrell believes that he is finally ready to take up the position of head coach. D.C. United will the perfect place for him to test out his years of experience and he will try his best to bring the club back to the glory days. According to The Athletic, United have had conversations with the former Barcelona academy director numerous times and Borrell is very serious about trying to rebuild the fallen giant. D.C. United will be the club to look out for next season if they can acquire such an esteemed coach’s services.
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