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By RYAN TOLMICH
Nine years after joining the franchise in a move to Houston, Dominic Kinnear is reportedly set to make his return to the San Jose Earthquakes.
The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday that the current Houston Dynamo head coach is set to accept the same position with the Earthquakes ahead of the 2015 season. Kinnear had previously managed what was then the Earthquakes from 2004-05 before the franchise relocated to the club’s current home in Houston.
Kinnear, who has one year remaining on his contract with the Dynamo, was reportedly given permission to interview with Earthquakes officials earlier this month. The Chronicle states that the interview was a successful one, as Kinnear has reportedly informed his staff that he is set to accept the Earthquakes job.
The 47-year-old Scottish-American has been the only head coach in the history of the Houston Dynamo, where he also currently holds the title as general manager. Kinnear, who led the Dynamo to MLS Cup titles in 2006 and 2007, is set to see his Dynamo side miss the playoffs for only the second time in the club’s history.
The Chronicle also reported that the Dynamo will now begin a search for a new technical director, who will then be in charge of finding Kinnear’s replacement.
What do you think of Kinnear’s move to the Earthquakes? What changes do the Earthquakes have to make to improve next season? How will the Dynamo respond without Kinnear at the helm?
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