Who should the Revolution hire to replace Nicol?

Who should the Revolution hire to replace Nicol?

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Who should the Revolution hire to replace Nicol?

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With Steve Nicol's tenure on the New England Revolution sideline coming to an end, the search begins to replace a coach who was a fixture with the organization for the last decade.

Former longtime Nicol assistant Paul Mariner has to be on the radar, even though he took a position with Toronto FC as director of player development prior to this season. There are also the universal MLS head coach candidates like Vancouver assistant Denis Hamlett and newly annointed U.S. U-18 coach Richie Williams, who could still have his name batted around the MLS circuit despite his new duties for U.S. Soccer.

The Boston Globe named former Revs standout and current team broadcaster Jay Heaps and former Revs captain and current Houston Dynamo assistant Steve Ralston as candidates. Given their ties to the organization and the leadership qualities they displayed while donning the Revs jersey, either would make a sensible fit, but neither has head coaching experience. 

Who do you think the Revs should hire as Nicol's replacement? Cast your vote after the jump:

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