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By ADAM TROXTELL
Juergen Sommer has been relieved from head coaching duties by Indy Eleven, the club announced on Tuesday.
Former assistant coach Tim Regan will take charge of the team on an interim basis, while Sommer’s assistant, Paul Telfer, was also removed. Midfielder Kleberson, who is recovering from an Achilles tendon injury, was named by Indy Eleven as the interim assistant.
“While decisions like this are never easy for the individuals or the club involved, I felt changes were needed immediately to impact the direction of the team on the field,” Peter Wilt, club president and general manager, said in a news release. “I believe Tim Regan has earned the right to implement those changes and I look forward to helping him in every way possible to achieve the winning results our fans deserve.”
Following a lone victory this season against the San Antonio Scorpions on April 18, Indy Eleven has failed to win in its last six games. Four straight defeats followed by a 2-2 draw against the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday has the team sitting bottom of the NASL Spring standings.
Indy Eleven was also knocked out of the U.S. Open Cup in a 2-0 loss to USL side Louisville City FC.
Sommer took over at Indy Eleven in 2013, taking the team from a winless spring season to sixth place in the fall.
Regan, who earned his first coaching job when named assistant at Indy Eleven two years ago, will now prepare the team for a trip to face Fort Lauderdale Strikers on Saturday.
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