Since seeing his side eliminated from the postseason, Jason Kreis has been on the hot seat at New York City FC, and it appears that the club has found a high-profile potential replacement.
Goal USA reported Thursday that NYCFC is in discussions with Fabio Capello regarding the team’s head coaching position. Goal went onto report that NYCFC isn’t the only MLS team to have approached Capello, as two further clubs have made contact with the Italian coach.
Capello most recently served as manager for the Russian national team from 2012-15 after assuming the same role with England, where he managed current NYCFC star Frank Lampard from 2008-12. The Italian’s career has also seen him take charge of AC Milan, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus while claiming the 1993-94 UEFA Champions League, five Serie A crowns and two La Liga titles.
If hired, Capello would replace Kreis, who led NYCFC to a 10-17-7 record in the club’s inaugural season. The club is reportedly interested in replacing Kreis with a high-profile manager.
That manager is reportedly unlikely to be Patrick Viera, who has been linked with the job in recent weeks. Goal USA reports that Viera’s chances of being hired are considered “slim.”
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