Thursday, 26th January, 2012

Manchester City are keen to appoint two former Barcelona directors to positions at the club according to Spanish daily El Pais.

The Citizens have been without a permanent chief executive since Garry Cook resigned on 9th September.

City’s Middle Eastern owners are believed keen to reshape the management team at the club and have identified former Barcelona vice-president Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain as potential additions.

Both Soriano and Begiristain served under ex-Blaugrana president Joan Laporta at the Camp Nou and are highly rated throughout football.

And City, who are desperate to continue to consolidate their position at the top of the tree in Europe, would no doubt benefit from the pair’s experience.

Begiristain’s knowledge of the European transfer market and Soriano’s financial expertise would also surely help the Citizens towards meeting UEFA’s new financial fair play rules.

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