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De Bontin leaves NYRB position

New York Red Bulls have confirmed the departure of general manager Jerome de Bontin.

The Red Bulls have accepted the resignation of the France-born businessman and soccer administrator who held the GM position at the Red Bull Arena since October 2012.

De Bontin, who replaced Erik Soler, released a statement confirming his exit from the reigning MLS Supporters' Shield winners.

"My assignment upon becoming General Manager of the Red Bulls was to help the club further increase its relevance in the tri-state area," de Bontin said.

"We wanted to improve our performance both on and off the field so that our loyal fans as well as new fans would have a club that lived up to their expectations as the best club in MLS.

"I wish the club and staff success in the upcoming season and the future."

The Red Bulls will being their search for de Bontin's replacement this week as they continue to prepare for the 2014 MLS season opener against Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place on Saturday.

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