Jason Wilcox has been named Manchester City academy director.
He has been performing the role on an interim basis since June 2017 and will now permanently oversee operations at the City Football Academy.
"I have really enjoyed my time at Manchester City over the last five years and I am excited to take on this new challenge at the Club as Academy Director," he reflected.
"The City Football Academy is a state of the art youth development facility, but the passion and the commitment of the staff and players will really make a difference to what we can achieve going forward.
“Our goal is to develop well-rounded, talented individuals on and off the pitch and I am relishing the opportunity to help us meet this objective day in and day out."
Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, added: “Jason has been a highly valued and integral part of our academy structure for many years, and is a natural fit for the position as he shares the Club's vision for developing young football talent.
“I am delighted that Jason has accepted this challenge, and everyone at Manchester City wishes him well as he steers our academy into the next phase of its development."