Nowak Set To Coach Union?

Nowak Set To Coach Union?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 28, 2009
  • 2 Comments
  • Coaching Hires, Peter Nowak

Sounds like Philadelphia Union are set to announce their first head coach very soon. According to sources for SBI, the expansion club will name Peter Nowak as its first head coach at a press conference tomorrow.

Honestly this is a win-win coaching move for Philly. They get a coach with loads of experience and knowledge of what it takes to win it all in Major League Soccer. A lot of people believe his time with the national team over the last couple years has really helped him out with developing younger players.

I also like the hire because it gives Nowak and the Union plenty of time to begin working on a roster right away instead of waiting around until November. They can now spend most of the summer looking for talent to come either home to the US from overseas or scout out an important designated player to market the club behind.

I know some DC fans will hate this move and begin to hate this new club even more but to me its a great move.

What do you all make of Nowak leading the Union?

  • TCompton

    I'm a United fan and I certainly don't hate this move. I still like Nowak because he helped turn DC United around, making them play hard nose soccer and reminded them how to fight for their teammates. But I don't think that Nowak is a long-term solution to any team.<br />
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    Personally, I think it's a great fit for the Union since they want to be known as a blue-collar soccer team. That's the way that Nowak likes to play and I think his team will definitely match that. One of the things I would caution Philly fans on (and I'm pretty sure that Bryan James remembers) is that some of United's players were turned off to Nowak's 120% push-150% of-the-time styled coaching (most notably Earnie Stewart and Ryan Nelsen). <br />
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    That said, Nowak is probably the best available coach right now and if you want to get started building a team, he's probably a good guy to get it going.

  • TCompton

    I’m a United fan and I certainly don’t hate this move. I still like Nowak because he helped turn DC United around, making them play hard nose soccer and reminded them how to fight for their teammates. But I don’t think that Nowak is a long-term solution to any team.

    Personally, I think it’s a great fit for the Union since they want to be known as a blue-collar soccer team. That’s the way that Nowak likes to play and I think his team will definitely match that. One of the things I would caution Philly fans on (and I’m pretty sure that Bryan James remembers) is that some of United’s players were turned off to Nowak’s 120% push-150% of-the-time styled coaching (most notably Earnie Stewart and Ryan Nelsen).

    That said, Nowak is probably the best available coach right now and if you want to get started building a team, he’s probably a good guy to get it going.