John Hackworth is no longer the interim head coach of the Philadelphia Union. He's on the job permanently.
The Union removed the interim label from Hackworth, who took over after the firing of Peter Nowak and steadied the club. He has amassed a 5-6-2 record in charge after the horrid 2-7-2 start that put the Union in an early hole in the Eastern Conference standings a year after they were in the conference semifinals.
"John deserves to become our permanent team manager," Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz said in a team statement. "His skilled leadership has reinvigorated our players in recent months and there are some very promising signs that we are moving towards a style of soccer that is in-keeping with our respected Union brand."
Do you think it's deserved? Think Hackworth can get the Union back to the postseason? What player personnel changes do you think the club needs to make to get better?
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