After just one season at the helm of expansion franchise New York City FC, Jason Kreis is out as head coach.
NYCFC officially parted ways with Kreis on Monday, stating that he did not meet the team’s main goal of achieving an MLS Playoffs spot during his first season in charge.
“The decision to part company with Jason and his team after two years of working together has not been taken lightly and this is a difficult announcement for all involved,” NYCFC president Tom Glick said in a press release.
“We thank Jason for his passion, his efforts and for his contribution to the historic inaugural season of New York City FC. Many memories of this first season will be indelibly etched in the minds of all involved with the Club and Jason and his team have played a huge part in that. We wish him all the very best in what will undoubtedly be a continued successful career in soccer management.”
Under Kreis, NYCFC only secured 10 wins through 34 games. The team finished eighth in the Eastern Conference, 12 points behind Toronto FC, which claimed the sixth and final playoff position in the East.
Along with Kreis, assistant coaches Miles Joseph and CJ Brown have also left the club.
NYCFC has reportedly been having discussions with Italian manager Fabio Capello regarding the team’s head coaching position, but according to the report, NYCFC wasn’t the only MLS team to have approached the former English and Russian national team manager.
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