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Thanks Kiddo - Brian Leaves Manchester City After 12 Years

Blue Legend Leaves After Years Of Glory

Manchester City v Everton - Premier League Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

Manchester City legend Brian Kidd has left the club after 12 glorious years with the blues. The City assistant joined the blues in 2009 and found himself as assistant to then manager Roberto Mancini as the blues began their hunt for trophies.

Kidd was part of the set-up that ended City’s long wait for silverware when the bleus won the FA Cup in 2011, and just a season later Kidd, along with assistant David Platt, ran onto the Etihad pitch in celebration as City claimed their first top flight title since 1968.

The former striker took charge of the blues for two matches the following season when Mancini was dismissed by the club, but continued his role with new manager Manuel Pellegrini in 2013.

Kidd continued his role under the Chilean, winning another Premier League title and 2 League Cups, and remained with the blues when current boss Pep Guardiola arrived, claiming more silverware with the club.

Speaking about his role with the blues, Kidd said “It has been a privilege to be part of such an exciting chapter in this Club’s history.

“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.

“Having also played for Manchester City, it was very special to return and throughout the last 12 years I have felt the warmth of the leadership, the staff and of the fans throughout. I am incredibly grateful to all of them.

“I would also like to say what an honour it has been to witness the evolution of the Club under the stewardship of Sheikh Mansour and leadership of Khaldoon Al Mubarak.

“I am a Manchester man, and the work that has been done to improve the City of Manchester and the local community is fantastic. I wish only the best for Manchester City moving forwards.”

Thanks Brian for all you have done for the blues, nd the very best of luck for the future.