- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On November 19, 2009
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- Coaching Hires, Preki
Former Chivas USA head coach Preki will be introduced as Toronto FC’s fourth head coach.
Preki led Chivas USA to the playoffs in all three seasons he was head coach, but he will be looking to improve on three first round exits.
With Preki in town you have to believe the Toronto roster may get a little makeover in the winter months. We all know about the history between him and former league MVP Amado Guevara during their time together with Chivas. But he does come in at a time when talent is very good in the midfield with guys like Dwayne De Rosario, Sam Cronin, and DP Julian de Guzman are on the roster.
While I was hoping Preki would take up shop with Bob Bradley and the national team I do think this will be a good fit for him as there is already more talent there in Toronto than when he got started with Chivas. He’s the tough coach this team needs and if he can work that defense into shape like he did with Chivas this year then I have to think Toronto will turn into a playoff team next season.
Now that Toronto is off the coaching search it leaves a coupe clubs without a manager still. New York, DC and Chivas USA all still have manager questions going into next week’s expansion draft. From the sound of things I doubt any of those will make a decision before next week.
What do you all make of Toronto snatching up Preki as their next coach? Wish they had gone a different direction or is he the right fit?