New York Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh is leaving the MLS club. The Red Bulls confirmed the move on Monday. Roxburgh was the club’s sporting director for two seasons. The Red Bulls won the Eastern Conference in Roxburgh’s first season, exiting the playoffs in the quarterfinal round. In 2014, they finished 4th in the East but advanced past DC United to make the semifinals.
“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 in a press statement. “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.”
Aside from the MLS-specific employees, the Red Bull organization uses a centralized model for all of its soccer clubs around the world. Gerard Houllier is the Head of Global Football for Red Bull.