New York appoint Roxburgh as new sporting director
FORMER Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh has been appointed sporting director of New York Red Bulls.
The 69-year-old recently stepped down after 18 years as technical director of Uefa and said: “I am excited and honoured to be given the opportunity to contribute to the development of such an outstanding soccer organisation as the New York Red Bulls. I’m also delighted to be getting involved in Major League Soccer, which has an impressive reputation as a fast growing and highly competitive league.”
Global sporting director Houllier said: “I am thrilled to have Andy on board. To have someone of Andy’s calibre and experience shows the strength of our commitment to make the New York Red Bulls one of the best franchises in US soccer.”
Roxburgh was manager of Scotland between 1986 and 1993 and took the national team to the 1990 World Cup finals and 1992 European Championship.
Meanwhile, former Scotland coach Kenny Black has revealed Craig Levein was surprised and disappointed by the timing and manner of his sacking.
Black has now left his non-contract role with the national team and said: “We were as frustrated as anyone and Craig was really, really passionate about being manager of his country. He was frustrated and disappointed with results but felt we could have got a bit more time and hopefully have got to March and the games against Wales and Serbia. The timing of the departure was a surprise to everyone. But [after that happened] it was straightforward for me – once Craig leaves the post I go with him.”
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