England trip keeps Petke busy during offseason

New York technical staff continues studying top managers in England

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Offseason? What offseason?

There is very little rest for the New York Red Bulls' technical staff, as sporting director Andy Roxburgh and head coach Mike Petke are currently in England observing training sessions with some of the most successful managers in the world and, at the same time, making plans for 2014.RE

The duo have already met with England manager Roy Hodgson and observed training sessions with West Ham United, managed by Sam Allardyce, and Arsenal, managed by Arsène Wenger. The Arsenal training session, not surprisingly, also included the most famous Red Bull, and a former Arsenal legend, New York captain Thierry Henry. As pictured above, Roxburgh, Petke, and Henry presented Wenger with a Red Bull jersey with the number 15, representing the number of championships he has won in England, France, and Japan.

The trip was scheduled to continue Thursday with a visit to Chelsea training under manager Jose Mourinho.