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Andy Roxburgh joins AFC in new position

A familiar face takes on a familiar role in a foreign place

You're right this isn't Andy Roxburgh
You're right this isn't Andy Roxburgh
Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh is headed to Kuala Lumpur.

Roxburgh was appointed the Technical Director of the Asian Football Confederation on Mar. 28. According to a release from the AFC his job beings with "immediate effect."

Roxburgh held the same position in UEFA from 1994 to 2012, before joining the New York Red Bulls as Sporting Director. He also served as manager of the Scottish National Team and guiding them to the 1990 World Cup and 1992 European Championships.

In his role for the Red Bulls, Roxburgh is remembered for appointing Mike Petke as head coach, bringing veterans Peguy Luyindula and Bradley Wright-Phillips into the squad, and attempting to limit the roster turnover from year to year for the Red Bulls.

From 2012-2014 the Red Bulls won their first major piece of silverware, the 2013 Supporters Shield, and came one game away from the club's second MLS Cup appearance.

"Asia has great potential and I hope to use my experience for the benefit of the game throughout this amazing continent," Roxburgh said in a statement.

"I look forward to working with the Member Associations, especially in the area of football development."