One day after FC Cincinnati has dismissed Alan Koch as head coach, the wheels seem to be turning at the expansion club.
Kristian Dyer, who originally reported that Koch was let go, reported that the club is exploring creating a general manager-type role. The news came on the MSG Sports broadcast prior to the New York Red Bulls-Montreal Impact match on Wednesday night. A league
“There will be a sporting director slash general manager role that’s going to fill above Luke Sassano, the technical director,” Dyer said. “This is a new position I’m being told is being created.”
League sources can confirm the report that president Jeff Berding has had a search ongoing for a general manager. The position would echo the build out the club did on the business side, bringing in additional leadership to help that side of the business thrive.
The expansion club, which spent 2018 in what's now called the USL Championship, has leaned heavily into defensive players when constructing its first MLS roster. That, plus a lengthy scoreless streak, has the Queen City club bottom of the Eastern Conference on eight points.
Dyer also reported that Mexican striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is a target for Inter Miami CF and that there is mutual interest from the player and the club. The expansion side, set to join MLS in 2020, has yet to appoint a coach or sign any players. Chicharito, now with Premier League side West Ham, has extensively been linked stateside in the past.