Philadelphia Parts Ways With Peter Nowak

Philadelphia Parts Ways With Peter Nowak

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 13, 2012
  • Features, Peter Nowak

Nowak is done in Philly. (Getty Images)

Peter Nowak’s time in Philadelphia has come to an end. The club announced today that they have removed him from his coaching duties as well as his position with the front office as the Vice President of Soccer Operations.

CEO and managing director Nick Sakiewicz broke the news earlier today at a press conference.

Assistant coach John Hackworth is set to become the interim manager in charge.

Nowak coached the Philadelphia Union to a 21-30-24 record over the course of three seasons. Fans have been disappointed in the club thus far this season after only winning two games in their first 11 matches. Nowak also didn’t help the situation out by trading away a few of the fan favorites in players like Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga and Danny Califf earlier this year.

This club has a ton of young talent and plenty of allocation money to spend this summer. The Eastern Conference is still wide open in my eyes and if Hackworth can get this young bunch on the same page and find some life in that offense, this club could surprise some folks.

No word yet from MLS on who will replace Nowak as the MLS All Star head coach.