- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 10, 2010
- 1 Comments
- Coaching Hires, John Spencer
In probably what has become the worst kept coaching secret in Major League Soccer is about to come true tomorrow. The Portland Timbers are se to hire former Houston Dynamo assistant John Spencer as the club’s first MLS head coach.
Spencer’s name has been linked with the job since last year when he met with team owner Merritt Paulson and general manager Gavin Wilkinson.
The Timbers had interviewed other candidates including former Chicago Fire manager Denis Hamlett.
But Spencer was always their guy. Once he left the Dynamo last month out of the blue it was pretty obvious around the league circles what was going on with him and Portland.
The hiring itself is a good move. No doubt Spencer knows MLS well and how to manage it’s silliness. He also is good with young players, which Portland will probably have a decent amount of going into their expansion season.