Tuesday, November 07, 2006

FC Dallas fires coach

FC Dallas general manager Michael Hitchcock made it official today as he announced that the club will not re-new Colin Clarke's contract as coach. Saying, "This team has one of the most talented rosters. We underachieved and we didn't reach our potential." Adding, ""We've made a commitment to our fans to win championships. I just felt that a change in leadership needed to be taken."

Hitchcock told Clarke at the start of the season that he needed to win the US Open Cup and the MLS Cup, but Dallas failed to each either final.

Assistant coach Steve Morrow has been named as interim coach. He is considered a likely candidate for the full time job; however, there has also been talk about SMU coach Schellas Hyndman taking the helm.

With Clarke gone, the focus now turns to Piotr Nowak of DC United who has been heavily criticized for his team's performance during the last couple months of the campaign and the playoffs.

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