Manchester City assistant coach emerges as favourite to replace Patrick Vieira at NYCFC

Having held on to Mikel Arteta and Domènec Torrent, with Arsenal appointing Unai Emery and Girona FC opting for Eusebio Sacristán, Manchester City now face losing another of Pep Guardiola’s four trusted assistants.

With Patrick Vieira on the verge of joining Ligue 1 side Nice, having agreed to a three-year contract in principle, New York City FC are looking for a replacement and appear to have identified a man within the City Football Group.

Rodolfo Borrell, the highly regarded former Liverpool academy boss who is a part of Pep’s coaching staff, has emerged as the leading candidate to take the NYCFC job, Steven Goff of The Washington Post reports.

Guardiola probably thought he wouldn’t need a new addition to his coaching staff after Arteta and Torrent stuck around, but may find himself on the phone to someone if Borrell heads to the Yankee Stadium.

The only one of Guardiola’s four assistants to not have been linked with a job this summer is 69-year-old Mancunian football legend Brian Kidd, but there’s still time for that…

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