New York City FC and Head Coach Domènec Torrent Mutually Agree to Part Ways
New York City FC today announced that the Club and Head Coach Domènec Torrent have mutually agreed to part ways.
Torrent replaced Patrick Vieira as New York City FC Head Coach in June 2018 and helped guide NYCFC to a third-place finish in the Eastern Conference and, in the 2019 season, NYCFC’s first ever Concacaf Champions League berth with a top place Eastern Conference finish. Though Torrent only joined NYCFC in 2018, he has been with City Football Group since 2016 where he was part of Pep Guardiola’s staff at Manchester City FC.
Also departing the Club are Assistant Coaches, Albert Puig and Jordi Gris, Director of Performance Francesc Cos, and Head of Performance Ismael Camenforte.
Dome Torrent said: “While I’ve greatly enjoyed coaching NYCFC and the incredible life experience of living in New York, in mutual discussion with the Club, I feel this is the right time for myself and my family to look for other opportunities as I develop my career as a Head Coach.
“I’d like to thank NYCFC for giving me this opportunity. I’ve learned a lot during my time at the Club after working with a fantastic Sporting Department and a great group of coaches.
“I’d specifically like to thank the NYCFC players, staff and fans. The Club has a fantastic group of talented and hard-working players and I have no doubt they will continue to be successful for many years to come. To the fans, thank you for always supporting the team and making me feel so welcome in New York since day one. I wish everyone good luck and a lot of success.”
NYCFC Vice Chairman Marty Edelman said: “I’d like to sincerely thank Dome and the coaches for their hard work since joining NYCFC. With Dome leading the team, we had an excellent regular season and we were extremely proud to finish top of the Eastern Conference.
“In discussions with Dome since our season finished, we’ve decided that this is the right moment for both parties to focus on new opportunities.
“On behalf of everyone at NYCFC, I’d like to wish Dome all the best for the future. I have no doubt he’ll continue to have a considerable impact on the sport as he has done for many years.”
The Club would like to sincerely thank all five departing coaches for their hard work and commitment and wish them every success in their future coaching endeavors.