Jovan Kirovski has been announced as the LA Galaxy’s first ever technical director.
The 37-year old former Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon, Crystal Palace, Birmingham City and Galaxy forward will now oversee the back-to-back MLS champions’ Academy and scouting program.
"(Head coach) Bruce Arena and (president) Chris Klein came to me a while ago and asked me to move into this role. It is something that I think is suited perfectly for me," Kirovski told LAGalaxy.com.
"I really enjoy being part of the Galaxy and being part of the team. I grew up in California and I'm a fan of the club and I really want for us to succeed. It was something that I really wanted to do.
"I love coming out and coaching and helping out the young kids, I was in different parts of the world and saw different systems and philosophies and I think that really helps me in what I'm doing.
"I grew up through the Manchester United Youth Academy, one of the best academies at that time and all my experiences there are something that I go to with these young kids here in terms of discipline, working hard and being humble, which are the most important things to impart on the young kids today."