As the LA Galaxy coaching rumors begin to heat up, Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson quickly doused the flames with regard to his head coach.
Paulson reassured that Timbers coach Caleb Porter is staying in Portland for the 2017 season and also claimed that Porter holds the most prestigious coaching job in MLS.
“I am surprised by the question as there is no coaching job in MLS bigger than the Timbers,” Paulson said to The Oregonian/OregonLive. “Caleb is happy here and we are happy with him. He isn’t going anywhere.”
The Galaxy have said that they will request permission to speak to specific coaches in MLS as they try to fill the role.
Porter has been with the Timbers since 2013 and lead the club to the 2015 MLS Cup title.