MLS SOCCER Soccer

Atlanta United names Stephen Glass interim coach

Atlanta United has named Stephen Glass as the new interim coach for the first team.

Atlanta United has named Stephen Glass the new interim coach for the first team, the club announced Monday morning.

Glass is currently the head coach for Atlanta United 2 and will fill the interim position until a permanent replacement for Frank de Boer is announced.

“I am honored to take over as interim head coach for the Atlanta United first team,” Glass said. “I am committed to continuing the hard work the team has done to establish itself as a top club in MLS, and to meeting the high standard expected of us both on and off the field. I look forward to quickly establishing a structure and rapport with the players as we prepare to return to play in our home market.”

In the meantime, Atlanta United 2 will be coached by Academy Director Tony Annan.

Glass joined the Atlanta United organization in 2018 as a coach for the Under-17 team. A year later, he was promoted to guide the Atlanta United 2 side.

“Stephen not only has professional experience as a player at the highest levels of the sport, he is a proven leader and is well respected as a coach by his players and staff,” said Atlanta United president Darren Eales.  “We have great confidence that Stephen will re-energize the team and move the club in the right direction during this transition period.”

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