HARRISON, NJ (December 15, 2014) - The New York Red Bulls announced on Monday that Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh will not return to the club in 2015. During his two years with the club, the Red Bulls captured the 2013 MLS Supporter's Shield and advanced to the Eastern Conference Final in 2014.
"After two wonderful seasons with this great club and with my contract at an end, it is time for me to move on to a new challenge," said Roxburgh. "When I came to New York, I was given the remit of raising professional standards on the sporting side and bringing success on the field. With the support of everyone at the club, I feel that these objectives have been achieved."
"I want to thank Mr. Mateschitz, the owner, for the opportunity to work with so many talented people, players and staff. I wish all of them every success in the future."
"Finally, I must pay tribute to our magnificent supporters. They have been our 'twelfth man' and a truly inspirational force. With their backing, and a professional structure in place, New York Red Bulls will surely go from strength to strength."
Roxburgh, who arrived in 2012, was responsible for all soccer operations during his time with the club. During his tenure, the club won its first title in franchise history in 2013 and saw its new training ground established that same year.
The Red Bulls also appointed Mike Petke as head coach, added Bradley Wright-Phillips, the 2014 MLS Golden Boot Winner, and saw the introduction of a number of young talents, including some gifted homegrown players.
"On behalf of the New York Red Bulls, we want to thank Andy for his contributions during a great two years of service to the club," said General Manager Marc de Grandpre. "Andy is a true professional and his influence on the club will be felt for years to come. We wish him all the best going forward."