Preki Leaves Chivas USA

Preki Leaves Chivas USA

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 12, 2009
  • 2 Comments
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Preki is leaving Chivas USA...so where will he go next? (Getty Images)

Preki is leaving Chivas USA...so where will he go next? (Getty Images)

Some news that I’d like to say we’ve been calling here for the last couple weeks has finally come down. Chivas USA and Preki have decided to go their own ways as they mutually agree to Preki stepping down as the club’s manager, this according to a press release just sent out by the club.

No word yet on what Preki plans to do next. There’s the obvious talks of going to another MLS club or even the USMNT as an assistant to former Chivas USA coach Bob Bradley. Toronto, DC, New York and according to some even Chicago are likely choices for Preki to land with. I’m still under the impression he will go as an assistant to Bob Bradley with the National team.

Preki posted a career record of 40-29-21 in his three years as manager of Chivas USA. Each year taking the club to the playoffs only to be knocked out in the first round.

“It has been an honor to be a part of the Chivas USA family for the last four years,” said Preki. “In my time here I have grown as a coach, and I am proud of our accomplishments. While I am excited to take the next step in my career, I will always have good memories of my time with Chivas USA.”

Just as mentioned earlier this week thanks to a Goal.com report, long-time Chivas assistant Martin Vasquez is slated as the top choice to replace Preki.

Assistant Coach Carlos Llamos takes over until the club names a new head coach.

  • Joseph D'Hippolito

    Preki should have been among the top three for coach of the year this year and last year, and should have won it in 2008 instead of Sigi Schmid (who didn't have nearly the injuries that Preki has had to deal with the past two seasons). I'm wondering if Preki wasn't "Mexican" enough for Vergara and Cue, or cost too much. If the latter, then Chivas USA might not hire Vasquez, especially with that Bayern Munich reference on his resume.

  • Joseph D'Hippolito

    Preki should have been among the top three for coach of the year this year and last year, and should have won it in 2008 instead of Sigi Schmid (who didn't have nearly the injuries that Preki has had to deal with the past two seasons).

    I'm wondering if Preki wasn't "Mexican" enough for Vergara and Cue, or cost too much. If the latter, then Chivas USA might not hire Vasquez, especially with that Bayern Munich reference on his resume.