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Experienced MLS Coach Wanted!
October 28, 2009, 8:45 AM
Filed under: Coaching, Toronto FC

This time, Mo Johnston is looking for someone with experience.

After announcing Tuesday that the contract of Toronto FC interim head coach Chris Cummins would not be renewed for 2010, the club’s general manager told reporters he hopes to have a new guy in place well before January’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft.

Despite a third straight season missing the playoffs and the suggestions of an unsettled dressing room, Johnston said he doesn’t worry an experienced coach will want to stay clear of TFC.

“I think the perception of the locker room and the bad apples is exaggerated,” said Johnston. “When you look at coaching candidates, I think they’ll jump at the chance of (coming to) Toronto.”

Johnston, who agreed to a 2 1/2 year contract in August, said he’ll let “the dust settle” from the MLS playoffs, which end on Nov. 22, before going after the man who will be the fourth coach of TFC in its four MLS seasons.

Among names of candidates circulating for the head coaching position are: Steve Nicol of the New England Revolution, Richie Williams, interim head coach of the Red Bulls, Denis Hamlett of the Chicago Fire and Frank Yallop, former Canadian international player and coach who is now coach of the San Jose Earthquakes.

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