Brian Kidd has left Manchester City after spending 12 years as part of the coaching team at the club. He helped the club win five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, and five League Cups during his more than a decade at the club. He was initially employed as the technical development manager at Etihad. In 2009, he was made the assistant manager to Roberto Mancini. After the latter left the club, he remained on the coaching teams of both Manuel Pellegrini and Pep Guardiola.
“It has been a privilege to be part of such an exciting chapter in this club’s history,” Brian Kidd said after leaving Manchester City. “I can only thank Pep, Roberto and Manuel for their leadership during a period of huge change and challenges for everyone involved here. I hope to have offered them enough help and support along the way to have made a difference and played a small role in the different teams’ successes.”
“Brian Kidd is a legend in this country. Not only for what he has done here at Manchester City but at other clubs throughout his incredible career.” Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said. “He has been so important to me during my time at the club, and I am sure to Roberto and Manuel also. He has so much respect in our dressing room, from myself, my coaches, and most importantly the players. His experience has helped us to achieve something very special during his time here and I speak for everyone at Manchester City when I thank him for everything he has done.”