Taking to Twitter, the coach left an emotional message reflecting on the success Dr Bowley has overseen over the last few years.
The footballing academic has held a wide-ranging role with the City Group and overseen a period of sustained success with the organisation.
It’s not just Man City’s Premier League domination either; Ceri Bowley has overseen the growth of several components and clubs which are encompassed by the international City Group.
New York City FC won their first MLS cup last year, Melbourne City won back-to-back A-League titles, Yokohama F. Marinos won the J-League in 2019 and Mumbai City become the first Indian club to win a league and cup double.
On top of that, Ligue 1 Troyes, La Liga Girona and Uruguayan outfit Montevideo City Torque have all earned promotions under his watch.
Rangers-linked Ceri Bowley says City Group goodbyes
The Athletic broke the news earlier in the summer that Ceri Bowley was set to join forces with Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Ibrox in what is considered an ambitious appointment.
Both Bowley and van Bronckhorst worked together during the Dutchman’s stint at the City Group, Giovanni working in an advisory role whilst between jobs with Feyenoord and Guangzhou.
Ceri Bowley will take on a “wide-ranging” role at Rangers and there can be little doubt that this represents an ambitious move by the club.
Rangers are getting a highly-rated professional in the background of football who has a sterling CV and has worked impressively implementing coaching philosophies across world football.
Considering the breadth of Bowley’s influence in the CFG fans can rightly be excited at the prospect of the Dr focusing all his energy on Rangers.
Meanwhile, an ex-Man United kid has been opening up on his Rangers ambitions after being spotted at an open Ibrox training day.