News: Fire TBD - the Next Coach Thread

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  1. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    I thought it was Rose Lavelle, Mewis and Ertz.
     
  2. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    I think teams like Juve, Chelsea, Rangers, who are handing coaching jobs to players who have barely stepped off the field is a bit insane.

    I'll also say that managing tournaments is much more different than 9 month seasons. There's a reason there are guys who don't translate from club to country jobs and vice versa. Berhalter treats the NT like he has them every day for 10 months gobbling up his shit and that he'll someday buy a player to back up the key areas where we have maybe 1 guy who is capable.
     
  3. Eastern Bear

    Eastern Bear Member+

    Feb 27, 1999
    Great Falls, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Diego Flores left Yorkshire in the past few days and Leeds haven't commented on what he's up to. Nobody seems to know what he's up to. Is he here interviewing with DCU? Probably not, but would be cool.
     
  4. Yowza

    Yowza Member

    DC United
    United States
    Oct 23, 2019

    Against Thailand, it was Ertz, Mewis, Lavelle and Horan
    Against Chile, it was Ertz, Horan and Brian
    Against Sweden, it was Mewis, Horan, Lavelle
    Against Spain, Ertz, Mewis, Horan, Lavelle
    Against France, same
    Against England, same
    Against Holland, Ertz, Mewis, Lavelle

    Looking at that, Lindsay Horan started all but the final. I guess she played a larger role than you and I both remember.
     
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  5. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It is obvious that a new coach alone will not fix anything. We need a new management structure from the groundskeeper to the physio, to the coach, and the GM. Everything needs to be in sync and a plan put together and that team needs the resources and the patience to try and make it work.
     
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  6. Hedbal

    Hedbal Member+

    Jul 31, 2000
    DC
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    DC United
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    United States
    Yes, and how nice it would be if we could replicate a management/coaching team like Toronto's, where the Head Coach (Greg Vanney) is also the Technical Director, while Ali Curtis is the General Manager under the team President. Or if we could poach John Thorrington and maybe Ante Razov from LAFC. No, I'm not drinking; just dreaming...
     
  7. GumbyG

    GumbyG Member+

    DC United
    Mar 22, 2007
    Chesapeake, VA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just looking at DC's front office staff listing gives me a headache. It's about 3/4 the size of most and everyone's either a Director, a Manager or a Coordinator of something like "Brand Management."

    The technical side makes more sense. The bulk of them fall under "Medical Staff." :rolleyes:
     
  8. Hedbal

    Hedbal Member+

    Jul 31, 2000
    DC
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    DC United
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    United States
    I see many names with distinguished playing and coaching resumes in our wish list, but sometimes that just isn't enough. Charlie Davies on Extratime puts the blame for the LA Galaxie's last place woes directly on the shoulders of Head Coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto - and his resume is top drawer. I'm sure there are many examples of coaches with minimal experience who weren't top level players but who turned out to be very effective coaches/managers.
     
  9. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    So I saw a tweet saying that Chicharito arrived in LA and went straight into max Zlatan mode talking to no one but which ever dos Santos brother remains. That can’t be good for team chemistry.
     
  10. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


     
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  11. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
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    DC United
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    United States
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  12. MagpieFan

    MagpieFan Member+

    Apr 25, 2004
    Back in DC
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    United States
    I'd be lying if i sad the above statistics sadden me.
     
  13. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
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    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
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    United States
  14. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
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  15. Petworth Posse

    Feb 24, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    Ezra Hendrickson may be worth a look. But if United wants to overhaul management, there is no better path then firing Kasper and make Sacho Cirovski head coach and GM, to give him a salary worth leaving UMd. And throw in technical director too. Pretty sure he'd be the only Macedonian-Canadian in league management!
     
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  16. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
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    Vanuatu
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  17. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    What about Oguchi Onyewu (as a potential assistant coach)? Born and raised in DC area.
     
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  18. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    I hope DCU is serious in its diversity attempts. I don't know Hendrickson as a coach, but I always will think highly of him because in 2004, he played in the Eastern Conference final in place of Ryan Nelsen who had to sit due to yellow card accumulation. Held down the fort in the best match I've ever seen (although the Lucho hat trick Buzzard Beater in 2018 comes close).
     
  19. GumbyG

    GumbyG Member+

    DC United
    Mar 22, 2007
    Chesapeake, VA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would love to have him involved, I just don't see coaching anywhere on his resume (so I'm not sure it's something he's interested in/focused on). Maybe in the booth, or as a community amabassador?
     
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  20. Phenix

    Phenix Member

    D.C. United
    Oct 5, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cherundolo or Wagner please!

    Sacho, Llamosa, Hendrickson would be nice additions.
     
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  21. Hedbal

    Hedbal Member+

    Jul 31, 2000
    DC
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    United States
    I don't get Wagner. He was sacked at Schalke after 18 winless matches.
     
  22. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
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    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
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    DC United
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    United States
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  23. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's because he Huddersfield Town promoted to the Premier League and managed to keep them up for a season. That still holds a lot of credit, moreso than anything that happened at Schalke (who are awful even without Wagner due to financial restrictions the club has imposed on itself).
     
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  24. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    When he joined Huddersfield, they barely avoided relegation on the last day of the season. The next season or so, he got them promoted to the EPL.

    In his first season in the EPL, the club did not spend any money, or very little. The team had the least talented squad in the league and he avoided relegation the first time around. Another big accomplishment considering the resources.

    He had a bad spell at Shalke, no doubt.

    Aside from those minor successes, he has a clear and distinct philosophy, something we need.
     
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  25. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    I don't know much about him, but he doesnt seem to have a lot of experience st the highest level in America.

    Has anybody seen what he's done with Tulsa?
     

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