Manchester City have announced the appointment of Spaniard Txiki Begiristain as their new director of football.
The Premier League champions have appointed the 48-year-old, who has held the same position at Barcelona, as part of their plan to make the club world leaders in developing and recruiting players.
Begiristain worked at Barcelona from 2008 to 2010 and City confirmed he would "take responsibility for supporting the first-team manager, Roberto Mancini, in first-team recruitment and operations".
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