The New York Red Bulls have bid farewell to assistant coach John Harkes, choosing not to retain the former U.S. national team captain on the staff of new Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio. Currently in Colombia looking at players, Osorio could not be reached for comment. Phone messages left for Harkes were not returned.
Harkes was notified last week that he would not be retained. Assistant coaches Richie Williams and Des McAleenan are both good candidates to return.
Harkes spoke to SBI in December about his coaching future and stated his desire to be a head coach in MLS. At the time, Harkes revealed that he was considering some overseas options as well as MLS options.