Paul Mariner to TFC?

Our freinds at the BEEB ARE REPORTING that former longtime New England assistant Paul Mariner has parted ways with Plymouth Argyle.

Argyle is, to put it bluntly, broke, and combined with Mariners' demotion this season when Peter Reid was handed the reins and it's been obvious that Mariners' days were numbered.

Now comes word that earlier today he asked to be released from his contract.

Now, Fox Soccer and the Toronto GLOBE AND MAIL are both reporting that he's headed for TFC.

Prior to the unfortunate hiring of Prkei early last year, there was speculation that Mariner was being seriously considered. A longtime MLS assistant, he was touted for every coaching vacancy for years before finally heading overseas.

It would be the smart thing to do for sure. Which is why they'll probably sign someone else.