Report: Sousa denied work permit, Fraser being lined up as RBNY assistant

Report: Sousa denied work permit, Fraser being lined up as RBNY assistant

MLS- New York Red Bulls

Report: Sousa denied work permit, Fraser being lined up as RBNY assistant

By IVES GALARCEP

The New York Red Bulls head coaching search took some serious twists and turns in recent weeks, and for a time it was unclear just what circumstances led to the sudden hiring of Mike Petke has Red Bulls head coach.

Now we have a clearer picture of what went wrong after the New York Post reported on Friday that leading candidate Paulo Sousa had his application for a work permit rejected after agreeing to take the Red Bulls head coaching job.

SBI reported a week ago that Sousa had accepted the job, and all signs pointed to him stepping into the Red Bulls role before the work permit rejection left Sousa out and left the Red Bulls scrambling for a solution.

The New York Post is also reporting that former Chivas USA head coach Robin Fraser is being lined up to become Petke’s lead assistant coach.

What do you think of these developments? Think the Red Bulls might have caught a break by missing out on Sousa? See Fraser being a good fit for the Red Bulls coaching staff?

Share your thoughts below.

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