After enjoying their best year yet in MLS, Minnesota United are hoping for more of the same in the future.
According to The Athletic's Jeff Rueter, the Loons and head coach Adrian Heath have agreed to a new multi-year contract with a club option in 2022. Heath guided Minnesota to a club-record 53 points and their first-ever Audi MLS Cup Playoffs appearance.
BREAKING: #MNUFC and Adrian Heath have agreed to a new contract, sources tell @TheAthletic. His deal is guaranteed through 2021 with a club option for 2022.— Jeff Rueter (@jeffrueter) January 10, 2020
More on the pact, plus news on Heath’s new top assistant coach for the 2020 season. https://t.co/Cief4PMNzS
The offseason has been a slow one by way of additions for Minnesota, who have only acquired midfielder Marlon Hairston in the deal that sent Darwin Quintero to the Houston Dynamo. The club have yet to agree a return for 2019 Goalkeeper of the Year Vito Mannone as the latest reports suggest that a deal isn't close. The club are reportedly in talks with former England international Joe Hart.
After last season, the club reshuffled the front office as Mark Watson became sporting director and Manny Lagos chief soccer officer. It reportedly saw Heath given more say over player personnel.