The Portland Timbers' next update on their search for a new head coach won't come until after the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a tweet sent Monday by owner Merritt Paulson.
Fully engaged on the Timbers head coach search and extremely pleased with the level of interest we are receiving. We will have a presser or some form of media availability early next week to provide a more detailed update. #RCTID— Merritt Paulson (@MerrittPaulson) November 20, 2017
Portland are looking for a replacement for Caleb Porter, after Porter – who led the Timbers to the MLS Cup title in 2015 – and the club suddenly and unexpectedly parted ways late last week.
No clear front-runner has emerged, though a tweet from the Toronto Sun's Kurt Larson indicated that Toronto FC assistant (and former Chivas USA head coach) Robin Fraser had been linked to the opening:
In search of a coach, Portland has not approached #TFCLive regarding Robin Fraser -- as of now.— Kurtis Larson (@KurtLarSUN) November 20, 2017