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2tone
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Post #1
Friday October 23, 2015 7:22pm

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Rumors swirling that Fabio Capello is in discussions with multiple MLS teams for the managers position.

Montreal seems like a legit possibility, as well as NYCFC.

Kreis is on his way out at NY. Viera has been rumored and Capello is being rumored as potential replacements.

I would like to see Seattle go after Kreis. Schmidt is feeling the heat, finally.

Know Nothing
Post #2
Friday October 23, 2015 7:34pm

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Hmmm...probably looking to get his name in the reckoning to replace JK after 2018. Not a big fan of Capello

dolcem
Post #3
Friday October 23, 2015 8:07pm

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Not a big fan of him either. He's not a very forward-thinking manager. But of course I'm thrilled to have a top manager come over here. We've been paying big bucks for players, and I think it's even more important to bring over top quality managers, so I hope this is the first of more to come.
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2tone
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Post #4
Friday October 23, 2015 8:19pm

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I have a feeling Atlanta will try to make a splash at manager. David Moyes, maybe?

Know Nothing
Post #5
Friday October 23, 2015 8:58pm

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I'm not sold on the whole established foreign manager thing. I would prefer developing American coaches. Perhaps the league should invest in manager training and sign agreements with foreign clubs that allows American coaches or prospective coaches the ability to observe training methods.

I like David Moyes, he is a good man manager who gets the most effort from his players, but I don't see his style of management contributing anything to the development of players. Same with Capello, who has rested on the laurels of managing teams of superstars...I doubt he would be very good with a team of moderate ability.

If not developing American managers, perhaps a younger foreign manager looking to develop his cv would be better for MLS...one who will take the time to try and develop players. A riskier notion, I admit, but one better suited for the MLS which is still developing on the world stage.

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Post #6
Friday October 23, 2015 9:17pm

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Original post from Know Nothing

I'm not sold on the whole established foreign manager thing. I would prefer developing American coaches. Perhaps the league should invest in manager training and sign agreements with foreign clubs that allows American coaches or prospective coaches the ability to observe training methods.

I like David Moyes, he is a good man manager who gets the most effort from his players, but I don't see his style of management contributing anything to the development of players. Same with Capello, who has rested on the laurels of managing teams of superstars...I doubt he would be very good with a team of moderate ability.

If not developing American managers, perhaps a younger foreign manager looking to develop his cv would be better for MLS...one who will take the time to try and develop players. A riskier notion, I admit, but one better suited for the MLS which is still developing on the world stage.


The rest of the clubs use American coaches. Adding in a few foreign managers will not impede the development of our coaching in any way; it will only enhance it. Foreign managers will bring more advanced tactics to the league and American coaches will learn from them (assistants and as well as opponents). Most Latin American countries have started to import a lot of Argentine managers over the past 10-15 years and they are really reaping the benefits.

David Moyes would be great but I doubt he'd come to the MLS at this point in his career. And Capello won a title with Roma. It was their third ever and they haven't won one since. I wouldn't describe them as a team of "superstars." He isn't the ideal MLS manager but he brings a level of knowledge that simply has never come to the US and our coaches could learn a lot from him.

If a developing country wants to catch up to the developed world, it needs to import (or steal) the most advanced technology. It's the same in soccer...we need to import and learn from the most advanced tactics and coaching methods. That means bringing in foreign managers. Of course we need to send our managers overseas, too, but it needs to go both ways.
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