New York City FC have appointed Jason Kreis as head coach.
The former Real Salt Lake manager will prepare for the role by working with Manchester City on a temporary basis, as his new club are not due to enter Major League Soccer until 2015.
"I am looking forward to making my contribution to New York City FC from the very outset," said Kreis.
"The opportunity to develop the first professional club based in New York City was impossible to pass up as was the chance to immerse myself in the football operations in Manchester observing some of the leading figures in European football.
"There will be a lot to do before our inaugural season in 2015, but I'm confident that with the support teams in the City organisation, we will be well placed to hit the ground running."