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Toronto FC has informed its fans, and the Canadian media, that it will reveal its newest head coach at a press conference on Thursday. You already know who it is.
Former Chivas USA head coach Preki will be introduced as Toronto FC's fourth head coach, and will have the task of guiding TFC to its first playoff berth in its fourth season of existence.
Preki led Chivas USA to the playoffs in all three seasons he was head coach, but he will be looking to improve on his playoff record, which consisted of three first-round defeats.
Preki will inherit a talented Toronto FC roster that boasts a strong collection of young players including first-year standouts Stefan Frei and Sam Cronin, as well as established veteran standouts such as Julian DeGuzman and Dwayne DeRosario.
What's our take? Preki has proved to be a tough coach for some players to play for, but there is a strong consensus that he's a sharp tactician who knows the game better than most. With the talent he'll have at his disposal, Preki should be able to shape TFC into a playoff team in year one.
Preki's hiring leaves three teams without head coaches heading into next week's MLS Expansion Draft. Chivas USA, D.C. United and New York are all searching for head coaches, while rumors persist that a change might be in the works in Chicago, though Preki's hiring in Toronto FC might hamper Chicago's plans to replace head coach Denis Hamlett.
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