NYCFC’s third Head Coach, Domènec Torrent, has had quite a coaching career…
Here’s ten things you should know about the new man in the technical area:
- Torrent was born in Santa Coloma de Farners, a province in Girona, Spain.
- He played as a midfielder in two of the province teams in Girona in the 1980s: UE Olot and AD Guixols.
- Domènec has been Pep Guardiola’s assistant for the past 11 years, winning 24 trophies across FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munich, and Manchester City.
- Torrent started his working relationship with Guardiola at Barcelona B in 2007 where they helped the Catalans’ second team win promotion to the Segunda Division B.
- Guardiola and Domènec became Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the FC Barcelona First Team where they won 14 trophies: three La Liga titles, two UEFA Champions League trophies, two UEFA Super Cups, two Spanish Cups, three Spanish Super Cups, and two Club World Cups.
- At Barcelona, Torrent worked with NYCFC captain, David Villa, winning two La Liga titles, the UEFA Champions League, the Copa del Rey, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
- Domènec and Guardiola then went on to Germany to coach Bayern Munich where they lifted the Bundesliga title in each of the three seasons they competed for it.
- They won a total of seven trophies at Bayern Munich – three German Championships, two DFB Cups, a UEFA Super Cup, and a Club World Cup.
- Domenec joined Guardiola at Manchester City where they broke the Premier League record for most points (100), most away points (50), most points ahead of second (19), most wins (32), most away wins (16), most goals (106), best goal difference (+79) and most consecutive victories (18) in their second season in charge (2017/18).
- Torrent takes up the role at NYCFC after paying close attention to the team from Manchester. He said: “I know we have a very talented team, I have watched many of the matches and I enjoy the way the team plays and I now can’t wait to begin working with the players on the training pitch.”
Please join us in welcoming Domènec to the Club using the #WelcomeDomènec hashtag.