By FRANCO PANIZO
There is apparently no end in sight to Bruce Arena’s stay in Los Angeles.
The Galaxy announced on Thursday that they have signed Arena, their head coach and general manager, to a multi-year contract extension. Arena has led the club to two MLS Cup victories since taking over the reigns in LA back in 2008, and has compiled an 82-46-44 regular-season record.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are very pleased to sign Bruce Arena to a multi-year contract extension,” said Dan Beckerman, president and CEO of AEG. “Bruce is one of the finest coaches in the history of soccer in the United States. His commitment to the LA Galaxy, the club’s winning tradition and continued excellence on and off the field is unrivaled. We look forward to the team’s continued success under Bruce’s management.”
Arena has guided the Galaxy to three MLS Cup finals in his six seasons in charge, winning titles in 2011 and 2012. The 62-year-old coach, the first manager in MLS history to win four MLS Cup titles, also led LA as it claimed the Supporters’ Shield in 2010 and 2011.
“I’m honored to remain in this role with the preeminent soccer club in the United States,” said Arena. “I appreciate the continued support and confidence from Mr. Anschutz, Mr. Beckerman, Chris Klein and my staff and players as we head into the 2014 season.”
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