HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Dynamo have started their coaching search, following the team and head coach Owen Coyle parting ways. The Scotsman requested to be closer to his family in England, and the Dynamo accepted.
Coyle coached one full season with the Dynamo, and through 12 games this season, the club recorded just three wins.
“It is unfortunate that we were unable to achieve the goals we set forth together and that we find ourselves mutually parting ways as a result of many professional and personal circumstances,” said Dynamo president Chris Canetti in a statement.
The team’s VP/general manager Matt Jordan added, “I’d like to thank Owen for all of his contributions during his time with the Houston Dynamo. He is a true professional, a passionate coach and a good man. We wish him all the best moving forward.”
The Dynamo play at Vancouver FC on Saturday. Assistant coaches Wade Barrett, Paul Caffrey and Paul Rogers will manage the game.
The Dynamo join the Houston Rockets as major professional franchises in the city looking for new coaches.
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