Jon Patricof named New York City FC President

Another season, another club president.

New York City FC on Wednesday named Jon Patricof as the club’s president.

Patricof, the former President and COO of Tribeca Enterprises, parent company of Tribeca Film Festival and related activities, will begin the role in March ahead of New York City FC’s second season in Major League Soccer.

The club opens their 2016 campaign at the Chicago Fire on March 6.

Ferran Soriano, CEO of City Football Group and Managing Director of New York City FC said in the release:

“We are delighted to welcome Jon Patricof to New York City FC. He has the experience, the passion and the vision to build on the excellent work that Tom Glick has been implementing. He joins a club already rooted in the five boroughs of New York and with solid foundations across the board. I am looking forward to working with him.”

Glick, who will assume a commercial position with City Football Group later in the year, will remain in New York through the spring to help with the transition.

Prior to the 2015 season, Tim Pernetti stepped down as Chief Business Officer after two years. Glick was announced as president on Jan. 29, 2015.

This isn’t the first off-season change for the expansion franchise.

Following a disappointing debut season in MLS that saw the team fail to qualify for the playoffs, head coach Jason Kreis and assistants Miles Joseph and C.J. Brown parted ways with the organization. Manchester City Elite Development Squad coach Patrick Vieira was named the club’s head coach on Nov. 9, 2015.

Patricof, a native of New York, said in the release:

“I cannot wait to get started at NYCFC; a great Club that has already had a significant impact on the New York community in its first year. There are tremendous opportunities for growth and I am looking forward to working with Patrick, Claudio (Reyna) and the front office team to deliver a great experience for our fans, partners and for New Yorkers.”

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