- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 11, 2008
- 18 Comments
- Alexi Lalas, Firings, Ruud Gullit
We’ve all talked about the writings on the wall for weeks…no make that months. Now it all appears to be final. LA Galaxy head coach Ruud Gullit and General Manager Alexi Lalas have both left the Galaxy. Gullit is leaving for personal reasons and Lalas is just out of a job.
“We are stepping up and doing what we need to do to straighten this thing out,” Galaxy investor/operator Tim Leiweke told The Associated Press on Monday as he announced the changes.
“There are two good people that for different reasons aren’t part of this organization today, and that’s a shame,” Leiweke said. “The fact is, the players have to look deep inside themselves and understand they have to be responsible for some of this.
“The Galaxy hasn’t made the playoffs for a couple years. Punting on this season is not acceptable. It starts Thursday.”
I am a little shocked to see Gullit out here but this will just open the floodgates for the Galaxy I believe. Don’t be shocked to see more moves in the coming hours here, that is unless someone wise enough steps in for Lalas who is probably just getting the boot all together.
Lalas we all knew would be out the door before long. His job will now be done by Paul Bravo and Tom Payne.
Once I get more details on this I will pass it along to you all.
What do you all make of this news?