MLS News: Jaap Stam sacked as Cincinnati head coach


FC Cincinnati have announced that they have fired manager Jaap Stam.

The former Manchester United and Holland defender starts with Cincinnati penultimate in the Eastern Conference after just four wins in 25 games.

Tyrone Marshall, head coach of the U19 squad, takes over on an interim basis as a permanent replacement is sought.

Stam joined the club in May 2020 and presided over 47 games with the MLS club, but only won eight, drawing 13 and losing 26.

The team’s poor form forced club president Jeff Berding to act, with Stam followed out of the door by assistant coaches Said Bakkati and Yoann Damet.

“During our nearly two-month process to identify the next FC Cincinnati general manager, it was evident that a change of manager was needed. Therefore, after much discussion, the club has made the decision to move on to the future now with Jaap no longer serving as head coach, ”Berding said.

“We believe a leadership change is in the best interest of the club at this time and a new general manager will lead the search for a new manager. We thank Jaap for all he has done for FC Cincinnati during his stay here and wish him the best as he can now go home to be with his family. “

Berding also expressed words of support for former Jamaican international Marshall, who joined the club this year from Real Salt Lake.

“Tyrone has been a valuable addition to our coaching staff since he arrived earlier this year with the intention of being the future manager of our MLS2 team,” said Berding.

He has shown his skills as a coach and his leadership qualities, and he is the right person to inject new energy into the locker room and help our team finish 2021 strong with an eye to the future. “


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here