Technical Director, Dr. Delgado is responsible for building the coaching methodology for Austin FC Academy and helping develop, establish and maintain the direct connection of playing styles from Austin FC’s First Team, which will compete in Major League Soccer (MLS) starting in 2021, through the Austin FC Academy teams.
Additionally, Delgado works with Austin FC Academy General Manager Tyson Wahl and Austin FC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna on the long-term player development plan for Austin FC Academy players and teams, as well as mentoring and leading Academy players, and leading ongoing coaching education platforms for Austin FC Academy and the greater Austin soccer community.
Delgado worked as the head of scouting for the Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar, and also had stops in Spain as Valencia’s academy technical director and Villareal’s director of coaching for their youth sides.
At the helm of Valencia’s academy from 2006 to 2007, he worked with players including David Silva (Manchester City), Juan Mata (Manchester United), Isco (Real Madrid FC), Jordi Alba (FC. Barcelona), Paco Alcacer (Borussia Dortmund), Joan Bernat (PSG), Pedro Xirivella (Liverpool FC), Grimaldo (Benfica FC) and Jose Gaya and Carlos Soler (Valencia FC).