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Ex-Man City coach Torrent: Guardiola following NYCFC results

Former Manchester City assistant coach Domenec Torrent is delighted to be taking charge of New York City FC.

Torrent, previously Pep Guardiola's assistant at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and City, left the Etihad earlier this month to replace Patrick Vieira as manager of the MLS club.

He said: "He told me, 'all the best for you. Are you nervous?' 'No. Pep, you know me, maybe it's a quality, maybe not, but normally I'm not nervous.'

"He wished me all the best for this season and for next year. He said to me, 'see you next time'. No 'bye-bye', 'see you next time'."

Torrent's new club came from behind to win the game 2-1 and the 55-year-old revealed after the game that Guardiola was keeping an eye on proceedings from afar.

"He followed the game on Twitter," Torrent said. "It was impossible for him to watch the game. On Twitter, he said I know [former Barcelona player] Victor Vazquez scored the goal [for Toronto]."

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