The Red Bulls have named Jeff Agoos Sporting Director. The decision was announced on Monday.
The decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Agoos has worked closely with managing director Marc deGrandpre since Bruce Arena’s departure as head coach and, during that time, Agoos made a strong impression on deGrandpre.
“Over the course of his career, Jeff has been a part of five championship teams at the professional level; he undoubtedly knows what it takes to establish a winning culture within a team,” de Grandpre said in a team-issued statement. “Since joining the Red Bulls, he has shown that he can execute our long term vision of becoming a preeminent sports franchise. I am confident that he has the ability to assemble a winning team of driven, disciplined and passionate players that will continually compete for championships.”
“First of all, I would like to thank Marc and Red Bull for giving me the opportunity as the team’s Sporting Director,” Agoos said. “I am excited to continue working for a club with such high aspirations. I look forward to working on the challenges in laying the groundwork for Red Bull New York and moving towards our goal of winning silverware.”
Agoos will work with Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio on player personnel decisions, with both men sharing equal status and deGrandPre serving as the final decision-maker in cases where Osorio and Agoos cannot agree.