New England Revolution general manager Mike Burns hit back at the criticism he received over hiring Brad Friedel as the MLS club's new coach, calling his former U.S. teammate "the best person for the job bar none."
Friedel, 46, will take on his first club coaching job since ending his long Premier League career in 2015, and his inexperience poses a risk for the Revolution after they missed the playoffs for the second straight year and fired coach Jay Heaps in September.
But Burns, who played with...
The New England Revolution have hired former United States goalkeeper Brad Friedel as their new coach, the MLS club announced on Thursday.
Friedel, 46, replaces Jay Heaps, who was fired in September with the Revolution on their way to missing the playoffs for a second straight season.
New England will be Friedel's first job managing a club after his retirement from playing following the 2014-15 Premier League season with Tottenham Hotspur.
Since then, he has coached the U.S. under-19 team and worked...
Former United States goalkeeper Brad Friedel has agreed to a contract to become the new coach of the New England Revolution, multiple sources have told ESPN's Taylor Twellman.
Friedel, 46, should sign the deal "within the day," a Revolution source said. He will replace Jay Heaps, who was fired in September.
New England will be Friedel's first job managing a club after he retired with Tottenham Hotspur following the 2014-15 Premier League season.
Since then, he has coached the...