Tab Ramos is reportedly set to take over as the Houston Dynamo’s next head coach.
According to ABC Houston, Ramos’ deal is already completed but has yet to be announced by the club. The Athletic and ESPN have also confirmed the report.
Sources say the Dynamo have hired Tab Ramos – @USMNT U20 head coach. This is a huge get. Could have been the USMNT head coach. What a GREAT HIRE #ForeverOrange #ABC13
— David Nuño (@DavidNuno) October 24, 2019
Houston fired Wilmer Cabrera in August before Davy Arnaud took over in an interim basis.
Ramos has been with the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team as head coach since 2013. He led the team to three consecutive quarterfinals berths in World Cup play, while working with several young talent.
The 53-year-old has been linked with MLS positions in the past, but has remained with the U.S. U-20 team. Ramos also was a former USMNT player from 1988-2000, winning 81 caps.
Ramos would be taking over a Dynamo side who hasn’t been in the MLS Cup Playoffs since 2017. Although they lifted the 2018 U.S. Open Cup, the Dynamo struggled for consistency in league play this season.
As with Torrent and NYCFC, this is something of a poison pill, but more credit to Ramos for agreeing to swallow it. Largely empty stadiums, four to six months of sweltering, punishing weather, plugging gaping holes with a slender handful of players from Central America …
It would be great if he could, against all odds, make a positive difference. Mucha suerte.
He’s the USMNT coach in the future. Just no clue when that future becomes a reality
Glad for him and wish him well. Hopefully the dynomo can bring in good players they aren’t the team the once were. Ramos will be missed at u20 and hopefully one day he can return to the senior national team with the USA.
we have 3 issues that make each other worse: coaching, GM, and payroll. this would only solve 1. even if he got payroll assurance — and the fans are getting p*ssed down here about relative spending — matt jordan buys your players. we don’t have a decent academy, so veteran signings are everything, and matt jordan bats a low average. i get where based on history it looks like ramos needs an adult head coach job to make a run at the NT coaching slot. but IMO jordan plus crap payroll makes it hard to look smart while coaching us. we start off dirt cheap and then he picks maybe 3 good players in years.
Yeah doesn’t seem a great destination to be successful. But I suppose after being turned down over and over for other MLS jobs he had to jump.
Hope his contract allows him to bail out if he’s offered the NAT job aber GB is fired
Keep building your CV and coaching experiences at different levels. Someday the opportunity will come if you show your quality in coaching.
Huge gain for Dynamo! Big loss for USSF and U20s! He’s managed/coached players that most of us want to see.