By RYAN TOLMICH
The departure of New York Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh has finally been made official.
“After two wonderful seasons with this great club and with my contract at an end, it is time for me to move on to a new challenge,” Roxburgh said. “When I came to New York, I was given the remit of raising professional standards on the sporting side and bringing success on the field. With the support of everyone at the club, I feel that these objectives have been achieved.
“I want to thank Mr. Mateschitz, the owner, for the opportunity to work with so many talented people, players and staff. I wish all of them every success in the future. Finally, I must pay tribute to our magnificent supporters. They have been our ‘twelfth man’ and a truly inspirational force. With their backing, and a professional structure in place, New York Red Bulls will surely go from strength to strength.”
Under Roxburgh’s leadership, the Red Bulls won the club’s first major trophy in a Supporters’ Shield-winning campaign.
In addition, former Head of Commercial Operations Marc de Grandpre has assumed the role of General Manager going forward.
“On behalf of the New York Red Bulls, we want to thank Andy for his contributions during a great two years of service to the club,” de Grandpre said. “Andy is a true professional and his influence on the club will be felt for years to come. We wish him all the best going forward.”
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