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FC Dallas part ways with coach Luchi Gonzalez

Field Level Media
20 Sep 2021, 08:19 GMT+10

FC Dallas relieved head coach Luchi Gonzalez of his duties on Sunday.

Director of soccer operations Marco Ferruzzi will serve as the interim manager for FC Dallas, who announced they will immediately begin their search for a new head coach.

FC Dallas (6-11-9, 27 points) fell to 1-4-3 in their last eight matches after dropping a 3-2 decision to the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.

"We made the tough decision to part ways with Luchi after a great deal of thought and deliberation. We believe a coaching change is in the best interest of the club at this time to help us achieve our goals," FC Dallas president Dan Hunt said. "I want to thank Luchi for everything he has done for this organization. We wish him all the best."

Gonzalez has posted a 28-29-25 regular-season record since becoming FC Dallas' head coach on Dec. 16, 2018. He has guided the club to a pair of postseason appearances.

FC Dallas also parted ways with assistant coach Mikey Varas. However, fellow assistant coaches Jose de Jesus "Chuy" Vera and Peter Luccin and goalkeeping coach Drew Keeshan will remain with the club.

"Marco Ferruzzi has been with the organization since 2004 and was a member of the coaching staff during our most successful seasons, including 2016 when FC Dallas won the Supporters' Shield and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup," Hunt said. "His experience and league insight will serve us well as we work towards competing for a playoff spot this season."

--Field Level Media

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