Who is Man City assistant manager Rodolfo Borrell and when did he become Pep Gaurdiola’s assistant? – The Sun | The Sun

PEP Guardiola has had exceptional success in the Premier League since joining Manchester City in 2016.

Every good manager needs a good assistant, so here take a look at the career of Rodolfo Borrell, Guardiola's second in command.


Borrell has been a member of Guardiola's backroom staff since 2016

Who is Man City assistant manager Rodolfo Borrell?

Born January 31, 1971 in Barcelona, Borrell has become one of the finest in developing young talent in football.

Borrell started out as a youth team manager for Barcelona, helping their La Masia products rise to the senior team at the Catalan giants.

He has won four Premier League titles as part of the Manchester City coaching team, after being at the club in 2014.

When did Rodolfo Borrell become Pep Guardiola's assistant manager?

Borrell stepped up to the role of Pep Guardiola's assistant ahead of the 2022/23 season.

He had been on the backroom staff at the club since 2016.

He initially joined City in 2014 as academy technical director.

Guardiola's previous number two, Juanma Lillo, left the club to become manager of Al Sadd in Qatar.

Lillo replaced Mikel Arteta in 2020, after he had left to become manager of Arsenal the previous year.

What other clubs has Rodolfo Borrell worked at?

Hailed as one of the best coaches of young players in the world, Borrell can lay claim to being Lionel Messi's first coach at Barcelona.

The Spaniard helped nurture the Argentine's talent upon his arrival in 2001, while also helping Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas become world class midfielders.

He had a short spell as a manager in Greece, with Iraklis, sandwiched between his time at Barcelona.

In 2009, he left his home city for Liverpool, becoming their Technical Director and Head of Coaching for their academy, being brought in by then-manager Rafa Benitez, who wanted to improve the youth system at the club.

During his time there he helped Jon Flanagan and Jordan Ibe reach the first-team, along with Raheem Sterling – who he would later coach at Man City.

After five years on Merseyside, the Spaniard joined City in a similar role, before being promoted to become an assistant under Guardiola.

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