Atlanta United 2 coach Stephen Glass leaving to handle Aberdeen

Atlanta United 2 coach Stephen Glass leaving to handle Aberdeen

After serving as Atlanta United’s interim coach for a lot of the 2020 season, Stephen Glass is leaving the Main League Soccer membership to change into supervisor of Aberdeen FC in Scotland’s high league.

Glass had moved again to his earlier position as coach of Atlanta United 2 within the USL Championship for the upcoming season. The team introduced Tuesday that he has taken the Aberdeen job.

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The Dons started looking for a brand new coach after Derek McInnes left the membership this month. Aberdeen is fourth within the Scottish Premiership standings heading into the ultimate 5 video games of the season.

The 44-year-old Glass is a local of Scotland who started his taking part in profession at Aberdeen FC, the place he made greater than 110 appearances and scored eight objectives throughout 5 seasons within the 1990s.

He was appointed coach of Atlanta United’s second team in 2019, and moved as much as take excessive squad final summer time when the team parted methods with Frank de Boer. United went 4-10-Four beneath Glass, lacking the MLS playoffs for the primary time in franchise historical past.

After Gabriel Heinze was employed as head coach in December, Glass returned to his position main Atlanta United 2.

“We will not thank Stephen sufficient for his contributions to the membership,” Atlanta United president Darren Eales stated. “Stephen will undoubtedly be missed, however we’re excited for his alternative to guide the membership the place he made his skilled debut.”

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